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A little rain did not stop the Murrieta Rod Run


Last updated 11/16/2018 at 12:40am

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Rod Run did not let rain stop the fun, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13. For the past six years, The Drifters Car Club of Southern California has hosted the car show, which travels down Washington Avenue between Ivy and Kalmia streets and benefits the at-risk youth of Oak Grove Center.

The weekend kicked off with the largest Friday Night Cruise lineup in the history of the event. Spectators enjoyed revving engines as the cars cruised through historic downtown Murrieta.

Saturday morning may have been gloomy, but it did not stop the dedicated car lovers from coming out and having some fun. Over 400 cars were on display along with a street full of vendors at the sixth annual Murrieta Rod Run.

Dave Lella, executive producer of the Murrieta Rod Run, said, “All in all, I could not be more pleased. Every year it gets better. Great cars, great crowds for a great cause.”

Thousands from throughout the Valley came out, despite an occasional rain shower, and helped raise over $66,000 benefiting Oak Grove Center’s vocational and recreational programs for at-risk youth, in particular a baseball field that is in the final stages of construction.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Drifters, the city, supporters, sponsors and the community,” Tammy Wilson, CEO of Oak Grove, said, “This signature event has great positive impact for the youth we serve and helps us as we empower success and transform lives.”

Oak Grove Center, located in Murrieta, is a nonprofit 24-hour residential, educational and therapeutic treatment center serving 76 children who live on campus as well as 85 day-students who attend the non-public school. A second non-public school located in Perris, Oak Grove at the Ranch, serves an additional 50 students.

Submitted by Oak Grove Center.


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