Fisher Auto Parts is finalizing preparations for their fourth annual Cruise-In, to be held July 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. along Logan Avenue in Tyrone. Participating cars will be on display on Logan Avenue between the borough building and Gardners Candy. According to the flyer for the event, “All makes and models are welcome!”

According to Wendell Watters, who spoke to The Daily Herald on behalf of Fisher Auto Parts, all proceeds from the event will be donated to Toys for Tots. Watters explained, “We’re keeping zero percent of the proceeds. It’s all going right back into the town. We want none of it.”

Watters explained that, while preregistration is appreciated, so they have a rough idea of how many people will be attending, it is not strictly required. He explained that cars have the option to just show up and park.

For those that have seen the flyer, which has been posted around Tyrone and the surrounding areas, Watters explained that they have an additional surprise at this years event. Local Tyrone Business Exposed Grafix has been added to the official sponsors list for this years Cruise-In.

In addition to sponsoring the event Exposed Grafix is also making an official t-shirt for the Cruise-In. Watters explained that $5 dollars from every t-shirt sold will also be added to the total donation to Toys for Tots.

After picking up your official t-shirt at this years events, attendees will have a variety of food vendors to choose from. And that’s not all. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for free baseball tickets.

The tickets up for grabs are four Altoona Curve Tickets. The prize tickets are not designated for a specific date, but must be used this season. These tickets, which Watters identified as diamond club tickets, include a $40 chip, which the winner can redeem for $40 worth of food and drink at the concession stands.

Watters explained that those in attendance simply need to make a purchase at one of the participating food sponsors and they will receive a ticket. Those hoping to win the tickets don’t have to be there during the drawing to win, but are reminded to include a valid phone number on their entry ticket to ensure they can be contacted to collect their prize. Participating businesses include Bake Shop Bakes and Original Italian Pizza. While attending the Cruise-In, participants are encouraged to stop by these local businesses in order to be entered for a chance to win.

Aside from having a good time and generating a donation to help Toys for Tots, Watters explained that one of the smaller focuses of this years event is to help welcome new faces around the shop. For the first time this year, Aaron Hamer, formerly of Hamers Garage and new manager at Fisher Auto Parts, will be a major player in the event. Watters told The Daily Herald, “This is the first event he is participating in and we are all really excited for it.”

The 4th annual Fisher Auto Parts Cruise-In will be on July 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Logan Ave. in Tyrone. No registration is required for participation and interested parties are encouraged to just show up and have a good time. Those interested in preordering a shirt for the event are encouraged to call Exposed Grafix, Bake Shop Bakes, OIP, or Fisher Auto Parts.

Additionally, those seeking additional information are encouraged to call Fisher Auto Parts at (814) 684-3170.

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