A good forecast resulted in a great turnout for the 5th Annual Cruise for Conservation, held at the Westmoreland Conservation District. In total, a record number of 91 cars, trucks and bikes packed the parking lot to support SCWA's mission of conserving and improving the Sewickley Creek Watershed. SCWA Board Members and volunteers were kept busy parking and registering vehicles, selling 50/50 and raffle basket tickets, and manning the grill for all of the hungry cruisers.
Always drawing an eclectic mix of vehicles, those in attendance were able to view everything from a retro ice cream bicycle-cart to a Mack tractor trailer truck. Of special interest was the "Oldest Cruise Vehicle," a 1880's era Studebaker wagon (pictured below). While not motorized, the wagon told the story of the Studebaker company and its transition from horse drawn wagons to automobiles. A special thank you to the Compass Inn Museum of Laughlintown for loaning the wagon for this event.
A very heartfelt thank you to the cruisers that attended, and to our very generous sponsors!