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Readers' Views: Why was the Cruise-in so successful? Good people

Posted 6/11/13



Simply unbelievable!  Kuppy’s Cruise-in this year was the biggest in car numbers and, more importantly, in total amount of money ever raised to date for the Four Diamonds Fund.

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Readers' Views: Why was the Cruise-in so successful? Good people


We had a final count of cars/motorcycles of 138. Our total is almost $11,300, with donations still coming in and T-shirts available. If you missed getting a shirt at the event, stop by Kuppy’s Diner to purchase one.

I need to share what this means. This is about people coming together to hold an event to raise money for children diagnosed with cancer at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Yes, children die every day at Penn State from leukemia, brain tumors and malignancies of all types. Pediatric cancer is the No. 2 killer of children, following accidents. Families are faced with unthinkable difficulties, as you can only imagine. This could be you or me or any of us. Don’t forget that.

The Cruise-in is the only event held in downtown Middletown. Participants come from a wide demographic area to the show. Some come to Middletown for the first time ever. The town, for once, is cast in a positive light. So it basically is a win-win for the families fighting against pediatric cancer in this area, for the businesses that generate business the day of event, and for a positive image of our town and community.

The volunteers who help with the event are the best individuals you could ever meet. They represent the fabric of our community. They are not elected or appointed to their jobs and have no personal or political agendas, and they always do their job with a smile – even in 90 degree heat!  We are so fortunate to have them share our vision. Thank you all from the bottom of our heart!

Mayor Robert Reid, we appreciate all that you have done for the past 12 years to make the event a success. You will be missed!  

If you think maybe you should help next year, then help. I have learned that those who complain the most are usually the ones doing the least.

Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Which one are you?

                                                                                                                       Carol Kupp
                                                                                                                       Kuppy’s Diner