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Salem Super Cruise needs club to rev up and put on next year's event

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The Mahoning Valley Corvette club went full throttle, successfully staging the 2018 Salem Super Cruise which attracted about 28,000 people over the four-day event while raising money and food to help feed the hungry through Second Harvest Food Bank. 

However, Mayor John Berlin told us the club president gave notice that it had to put the breaks on organizing next year's event due to other commitments.

Berlin said, "We had asked them to give us a decision on whether they were coming back by September and they were kind enough to let us know now so we can find another group or organization by January. We certainly enjoyed having the Mahoning Valley Corvettes this year, but that doesn't mean the event won't happen next year. Over the 14 year history of the Super Cruise, four organizations have run the event so it's not unusual to have changed over."

Salem's Safety Service Director, Ken Kenst, added, "June 6th through 9th we will have a Salem Super Cruise. We will work with anyone, sit down with them and go over all the details. Salem will continue to support the event that is great for Salem residents and folks in the tri-county area. This is a great event for the city of Salem and the region so we want it to go on long after we're gone, so we are kind of laying the groundwork for that to happen. The organizations can have fundraisers the city is not involved with, such as 50-50 raffles, selling t-shirts, anything they want to do that they can to raise funds we leave that up to them."

Mayor Berlin said, " Advertisements in the brochure helps pay for essential services needed to hold the event. The city's goal is to simply break even paying for the police, the street crews come in very late hours, and early morning hours to clean up after each evening to make sure the area is ready for the next day. The city pays for trash removal and portable bathrooms, and things like that. The organizer can raise funds for their favorite charity from 50-50 raffle drawings, t-shirt sales and in other ways. We spend up to $25,000 a year to make this happen. These are from a special fund and are not from general fund dollars. We have the infrastructure set up for the 15th annual Super Cruise."

If your organization or club is interested in holding the next Salem Super Cruise call Safety Service Director Ken Kenst at 330-332-4242 extension 222.

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