HCN News & Notes

Seventh Annual Cruise for Critters Fundraising Event Slated for Sept. 21

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services is gearing up for its seventh annual Cruise for Critters Car Show at a brand-new venue: Westview Farms Creamery in Monson. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The move to Westview Farms will add plenty of food and several fun activities for families to enjoy, including a corn maze and pumpkin picking. It offers 30 handmade flavors of ice cream, a restaurant, a petting zoo, and a playground. The car show will also feature a vendor fair, raffles, a dog boutique, a K-9 demo, Fidelco guide dogs and handlers, and music by Witch Doctors.

“We are so excited to be moving to such a beautiful venue for this year’s event,” said Second Chance Development Director Lindsay Doray. “We hope to see plenty of families and critters, as there will be something for everyone at the car show.”

Visitors can feel free to bring their dogs as long as they are leashed. If the event is rained out, it will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. The car-show entry fee is $20, and all spectators enter for free. Vendor spots are filling up quickly. Visit the event page at secondchanceanimals.org for more information.

The Cruise for Critters Car Show was founded by Al Widlan, owner of a Service Connection which specializes in custom dual-exhaust installation. Widlan’s Service Connection also offers repairs and services for classic and modern vehicles, plus flatbed towing.