Members of the River City Corvette Club cruised over to City Hall Friday to present a check to the city for its Need Child Fund.
Ron Kellogg, president of the 156-member organization, handed over a check to Interim City Manager Mike Williams in the amount of $2,700. Kellogg said the money was one-third of the proceeds the organization raised in three car shows this year. The River City Corvette Club also made donations to Hospice of Chattanooga and the MaryEllen Locher Foundation.
“We recently received our 501 (c) (3) status,” he said. “Next year any donations the club receives will be tax deductible.”
The donation was made possible, in part, by the River City Corvette Club’s car show at Camp Jordan Arena on August 1 of this year. Kellogg said there were 150 registered cars at the first-time event in the city. He said the show at the arena was so successful that 50 of the cars at the show had to be viewed in the parking lot outside the facility.
“Hopefully, next year there will be even more,” Kellogg said.