Village Car Wash is joining the fundraiser that’s expected to have hundreds of middle-aged adults cruising The Strip this Friday night.
The inaugural Ride The Strip Night is Friday beginning around 5 p.m. in the Foodland Plus parking lot. Cody McCarver, formerly of Confederate Railroad, will perform around 7 p.m., with riding The Strip to take place all night.
The event is serving as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, which feeds 172 local residents five days a week. For its involvement, Village Car Wash is offering 50 percent off its regular tunnel car wash for every person who donates three cans of food today, Thursday and Friday.
Ride The Strip Night started as an idea for Chris Terry, 41, to ride The Strip with buddy Brad Bolding. It’s turned into a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels with over 100 sponsors already on board. T-shirts will be sold for $10.
Terry encourages anyone who wants to support Meals on Wheels to show up for the event. A classic car is not required. He says a friendly Facebook rivalry has developed between the old-timers and today’s teens.
Village Car Wash owner Joe Anish says his employees are excited about Friday night.
“All these kids who work for me, they’ve been talking and they think they really know how to ride The Strip,” said Anish. “I can’t wait to see some of these old-timers out there with them.”
Anish said he had hoped to have the event at Village, but it grew too big for his property.
The portion of the Foodland Plus parking lot closest to Sonic will be devoted to the event, according to Terry. Concessions will be available.