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Rushsylvania car show raises money to beautify village

More than 40 classic cruisers, primarily owned by Logan County drivers, converged on Rushsylvania to raise money to keep the village looking sharp.

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Rushsylvania was the site of a Cruz In on Saturday to benefit the Rushsylvania Beautification Association. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Dave Wilcox of West Liberty, left, checks out a 1940 Dodge Power Wagon as owner Jay Thompson of rural Belle Center fills out papers. ABOVE: Deanna White wipes down the 1973 Ford Mustang for her friend Craig Lyon, who is shown in the background in white. BELOW: A patriotic frog sits on the engine of this 1932 Ford hot rod owned by Dave Wilcox of West Liberty. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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The village’s 10th annual Cruz In began as an effort to support the Rushsylvania Beautification Association and has grown over the past decade, organizer Mike Hamilton said.

“It’s a good cause because all the money goes right back into the town,” Mr. Hamilton said, explaining that the approximately $500 raised each year has been used in the past to buy park benches, trash cans and other items to place at the village park or throughout the downtown.

“It’s all small stuff, but stuff the town doesn’t have to spend money on.”

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