Archive for November, 1999

Seekonk Speedway Fans to Adopt Families

Seekonk, MA — The ladies of Seekonk Speedway (drivers, owners, fans, sponsors and employees) are adopting families for the holiday season. Through the Childrens, Friends and Services of RI and the Dept. of Social Services in Mass, twelve families have already been adopted. But the need is great. As of this writing we have the names of five more families needing our help. Families can be adopted individually or as a group. The need for hats and gloves for all ages is great. Boys’ or girls’ from infants to size 14 can use new pajamas, sweatshirts or anything to keep them warm. Spearheading this clothing drive and adoption is Cindy Delicio, who has collected over 600 toys, in the Racers Toy Drive. So now the emphasis is on new warm clothing. You can call Cindy during the day at Kraze’s, The number is 1-800-252-6830 or she’s at home evenings at 1-401-438-5695. She will be happy to give you more details or accept your help. Even with the Speedway closed for the season, the Vendetti family has given Cindy and the other volunteers their blessings as they did for the Toy Drive. This is not a Speedway undertaking, but as always race people are always willing to help a worthy cause, and Cindy is the one willing to put it all together. “Santa now has plenty of toys to distribute; we don’t take money gifts, but we need any type of new, warm clothing for children of all ages. It’s hard for us to believe that in this day and age, even hats and gloves would be a welcome gift,” said Cindy.

The Speedway is in the process of planing their display for the World of Wheels Car Show held in Boston each January. This is a very large show, attended by thousands of people every year. It’s not just a racecar show, but all types of cars and bikes are on display, with all types of merchandise for sale.

Seekonk Speedway’s 54th annual awards banquet is on Saturday night, January 22nd, at the Venus DeMilo Restaurant, on Route 6, Swansea, MA. Cocktail Hour is at 6:30 and Dinner is at 7:30. This is always a very festive evening, with a chance to meet and greet all the race folks you only see in the summer, and catch up on all the news. Tickets are now on sale at the office and over the internet for just $25 per person. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or cash. If you have a table of 10, or just need a few seats, please call Gail at the speedway office, Monday thru Friday at 1-508-336-9959 so she can accommodate your party.

November 1999
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