April 23, 2018
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Eagles Club to sponsor cruise-in, street dance

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Gals are invited to don poodle skirts and fuzzy sweaters, and guys can throw on jeans and slick back their hair for the Brewer Eagles Club’s first classic car cruise-in and street dance.

It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the club on Atlantic Avenue.

“If you have a car that you would like to bring over to show off, by all means, please do so,” a flier about the event urges.

While enjoying the classic cars, people can indulged in “hot dogs, burgers and fries and a street dance that will play until midnight,” Lloyd Libby, president of the Brewer Eagles, said on Wednesday.

There is no charge to attend, but donations will be accepted, Larry Dawson, the club’s secretary, said, adding there is a charge for the food.

Every cent raised will go toward local charities that the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3177 — the club’s official name — supports, he said.

Some of the 40 or so groups the club gives to annually include the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, which was given $10,458 last year; the local Girl Scouts, who got $200; and Santa’s Helper, which was given $2,008.

“The Eagles are people helping people,” Libby said.

The Eagles Club’s funds are raised through donations from members and fundraisers such as the cruise-in, Dawson said.

“It’s basically a large family,” he said of the more than 2,000 local Aerie and auxiliary club members.

The cruise-in and barbecue will take place 6-8 p.m. with music provided by local musicians Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band.

Those who like music from the ’50s and ’60s and classic cars should head over, Dawson said. For information, contact the club at 989-3177.



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