Ms Amber Rushton, Youth Barossa president, proudly received the generous donation of $750 to help support Barossa Youth from Mr Graeme Ruwoldt, Treasurer of Valley Hot Rodders; Mrs Trudy Vaughan, Cruise on Co-ordinator of Valley Hot Rodders and Ms Chris Ruwoldt, club member.

Valley Hot Rodders Association has this year donated $750 to the “Drive My Future” programme.

Trudy Vaughan, the Cruise On Co-ordinator of the Valley Hot Rodders Association, stated that, “Each year we donate $3,000 from Cruse On takings to local not for profit groups.

“This year it goes to Youth Barossa, we strongly believe in supporting local youth, and … to keep money in the Valley to benefit the local community,” she said.

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Ms Amber Rushton, the Chair of Youth Barossa expressed many thanks on behalf of the Youth Barossa committee members to Trudy, along with The Cruise On’s Treasurer, Mr Graeme Ruwoldt, and their club members, such as Mr Chris Ruwoldt.

This money will be going towards the upkeep of the car, along with the costs of keeping the programme running.

Youth Barossa’s “Drive My Future” is a much needed community service.

The programme aims to increase the driving hours for people aged 16-25 of who are learning to drive so they can attain their provisional licence and is conducted by volunteers and run on donations.

Past recipients of donations from Cruise On have been the Barossa Community Kitchen and the local fire brigade.

The Cruise On event is hosted every year on the third Saturday of January and has been run for nearly thirty years now.

Every year the main street of Tanunda is closed and packed with classic and modified cars, along with live music from South Australian rockabilly and rock and roll bands, and sausage sizzles from the local Scouts group.

The next event is on the January 18.

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