Car Cruise Raises Funds for Orillia Hospital

Over Three Grand Raised By Car Lovers

A show-and-shine outside a popular burger joint helped raise over three grand for Orillia’s hospital.

Every Tuesday in August, automobile aficionados gathered for Hot August Nights Car Cruise in the lot near the Weber’s Burger restaurant on Highway 11, this year choosing to collect funds for Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

Event organizer Pauline Persall was blown away by the community’s response. “The support is astounding,” said Persall. “There are so many people to thank for helping with this event year after year and it’s just great to see everyone so happy.”

A car buff herself, Sandy Davis, Development Coordinator with the OSMH Foundation, was overwhelmed by the turnout each week. “With so many makes and models on display, it’s a fun way to support the Hospital and see some cool vehicles,” she said. “The Hospital Foundation is so grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of the money raised during Hot August Nights again this year.”

According to the organizers, Hot August Nights Car Cruise will be back again next year. “It keeps us active and we enjoy it,” Pauline said. “As long as we can, we’re going to keep doing it.”

Banner photo: (from left to right) Hot August Nights Car Cruise organizers Jim and Pauline Pearsall present a cheque for $3,022 to Sandy Davis, OSMH Foundation Development Coordinator, alongside Webers Manager Brian Clarke and Doug McFadden. The 1976 Malibu Classic pictured belongs to Doug.