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By Cynthia Haggitt
Since its inception, there has been something about the sight, sound and feel of the automobile that stirs the imagination and the desire to experience the freedom of the open road.
The Jersey County Street Machine Association (JCSMA) is not just a club who enjoys classic cars, but one which also cares about its community.
“Our club started with five members and at present has 27. The club has been active since about 1982. We are dedicated to the restoration and care of all street machines and customs,” Bobby McDonald said. “We hold monthly cruises and four car and truck shows each year. All proceeds for our shows are donated to local charities.”
On Aug. 14, JCSMA met at the Burger King parking lot, where they held a raffle and gave Away a tool box.
“For the past several months, the club has been raffling tickets for a Toolbox McKay and half of the money was donated,” Mcdonld said. “It went to a good cause because the money that we raised tonight went to Jason and Casey Rudolph’s family. They have a grandson that was born premature and has some health issues. All the proceeds went to the medical bills for the little boy and we raised about $1,025.”
The JCSMA meets at the parking lot on the first Friday of the month. McDonald said they always meet at the parking lots at Burger King and Arby’s.
“We’re always here, and usually there’s about 100 cars and we fill both parking lots.” Mcdonald said.
For more information about the JCSMA you can check out their Facebook page or call (618) 779-2417.