Arby’s Cruisin’ Crew will host cruise at Parkside Health Care Center

SALEM – The Arby’s Cruisin’ Crew is hosting the Parkside Health Care Center’s second annual “Classic Car Cruise In” from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Parkside Health Care Center is located at 930 E. Park Ave. in Columbiana and there is a three dollar entry fee.

All the proceeds will benefit the Parkside Health Care Center activity fund, Boy Scout Pack 16 and the Salem Community Food Pantry.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and dash plaques.

Boy Scout Pack 16 will have a concession available for food items.

The Arby’s Cruisin’ Crew is also hosting a cruise to benefit Chelsea Furlong from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Salem Eagles Lodge 316.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

Furlong is five years old with Ewing’s Sarcoma Tumor (cancer) and all proceeds will go toward helping her family out with medical expenses.

There will also be a cornhole tournament, face painting and a Chinese auction and a five dollar pasta dinner.

Salem Eagles Lodge 316 is located at 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Gene Johnson, organizer of the Arby’s Cruisin’ Crew, is hoping to get a “good crowd out” for the cruise.

Johnson said, “We’re hoping to get people from the community to come out because she is a five-year-old with cancer.”

The weekly Arby’s Saturday night cruises collects donations for the Salem Community Food Pantry.

The goal of 100,000 pounds was set to eclipse last year’s total of 86,000 lbs.

Johnson said they are tied at 86,241 lbs. and should surpass the 100,000 lbs. mark during this Saturday’s regular cruise.

“We need 13,759 lbs.,” Johnson said, adding that a check from Salem Tire Service, which set aside 50 cents from each tire sale and one dollar from each front end alignment, totaled $700.

Johnson had been concerned about reaching the 100,000 lbs. mark but said the $700 check from Salem Tire Service really brought the goal within reach.