Maplewood plays host to Brighton Cruise Night

Cook Diana Payne and resident Stanley Veinnot enjoy checking out a 1914 Ford Model T.

Resident gets in driver’s seat of vintage car

Maplewood resident Stanley Veinnot was grinning from ear-to-ear July 9 as he took to the wheel of a 1914 Ford Model T.

Stanley, along with Maplewood cook Diana Payne, happily posed for a photograph in the vintage car, owned by Bernie and Judy Card of Colborne.

The Cards and their vehicle were among about 30 old vehicles taking part in the weekly Brighton Cruise Night.

The Brighton Cruise Night team recently chose to hold its gathering at the Brighton long-term care home. Club organizer Jen Dusenbury approached Maplewood about hosting the event for the residents.

Given the turn-out of about 30 residents checking out the cars and trucks, the event was well-received.

“They loved it,” says Diana.

Following perusing the cars – which spanned numerous decades – residents gathered on the patio for golden-oldie tunes.

“I just want the residents to have an opportunity to see some of the cars out there and enjoy them,” says Jen about her impetus to host the show at Maplewood.

“They loved it,” she adds.

The Brighton Cruise Night has been going for eight years strong, with Jen and her husband, Will, taking the lead with the help of their daughter and granddaughter. Jen says it’s really a family affair.

The event is usually held in Prince Edward Square in the town of Brighton.

Back in the 1914 Ford Model T, Stanley couldn’t resist giving the horn a honk before getting out of the vehicle.

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