2017-01-04 / Living

Memory Lane Cruisers deliver goodie bags to nursing home, assisted living residents


Members delivering bags at Cambridge Hills are, from left, Debbie Barbour, Jerry Barbour, Gary Hall, Eleanor Holeman, Jimmy Holeman and Danny Gravitte. Members delivering bags at Cambridge Hills are, from left, Debbie Barbour, Jerry Barbour, Gary Hall, Eleanor Holeman, Jimmy Holeman and Danny Gravitte. As a way of giving to the community, members of Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club delivered 220 “goodie bags” to residents of local nursing and assisted living homes in December.

On Sunday, Dec. 18 accompanied by the jolly ole fellow, Santa Claus, members of the car club visited Cambridge Hills Assisted Living and Canterbury House to deliver the bags that were filled with various toiletries, including tissues, lotions, soaps, toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with pens, activity books and gripper socks, to each of the residents.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20 members visited Maple Heights Rest Home, the Extended Care Unit of Person Memorial Hospital and Roxboro Nursing Center to once again deliver goody bags to residents in time for Christmas.


Pictured with Santa Claus at Canterbury House are Brenda Humphries, Peyton Humphries, Danny Gravitte, Jimmy Holeman, Eleanor Holeman and Jerry and Debbie Barbour. 
Photos submitted Pictured with Santa Claus at Canterbury House are Brenda Humphries, Peyton Humphries, Danny Gravitte, Jimmy Holeman, Eleanor Holeman and Jerry and Debbie Barbour. Photos submitted Though the club participates in several community minded activities throughout the year, this is the first time the car club has tackled the Christmas project.

This past year, the club continued its tradition of providing a $500 donation to Piedmont Community College’s Foundation scholarship fund. The club also made a $500 donation to benefit local resident and pastor, Brian Hagger, who is suffering from ALS.

Earlier in the year, the Memory Lane Cruisers also provided goodie bags to veterans.

Members rolled up their sleeves and cut and delivered fire wood, as well as paid to have several loads of firewood delivered to benefit a needy family. During one of this year’s cruise-ins, held monthly on Madison Blvd., the club recognized local law enforcement, and again provided goodie bags to the public servants.

“We have a lot of good sponsors” who help make the cruise-ins and community activities possible, said club member Peyton Humphries.

Memory Lane Cruisers was formed in 2004 when a bunch of friends, who shared an affinity for old cars, got together and tossed around the idea of forming a club. The club was organized and held its first cruise-in in 2005. The club has held monthly cruise-ins during the summer since then and plans to be back in 2017 to once again “Cruise the Boulevard.”

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