Cruise to feed the hungry

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That roar coming from downtown Salina Friday night was not the sound of thunder or anything eerie, it was the sound of motor vehicles of all kinds “cruising for a cause”.

Meridian Media radio stations partnered with Nex-Tech Wireless and Long McArthur to host the event.

The cruise route looped from Rod’s Convenience Store on South Santa Fe to the Temple parking lot.

The event was to aid the Salina Project effort. Each May, Project Salina brings together several businesses and organizations to raise food for five agencies that serve meals or distribute food throughout the year. Food will be collected throughout the month of May.

This year, the need is even greater for the five agencies feeding the hungry in Salina. Agencies include:

  • Ashby House
  • Salina Rescue Mission
  • Salina Emergency Relief Food Bank
  • Salina Salvation Army
  • Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas.

Many of those sailing brought food to donate to the cause or dropped off cash donations.

Meridian Media radio stations provided the music while station staff and volunteers provided the “muscle”.

The cruise, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., ended about half an hour earlier when the wind picked up and a dust storm started rolling in.

A similar Cruisin’ for a Cause is scheduled for May 27.

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