West Pittston, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU) – One by one a line of Corvettes rolled into the Valero station.
It’s a small corner station at the corner of Montgomery and Wyoming Avenues. But Sunday, around 100 Corvettes filled the lot to capacity. Some overflowed into the block off street. The Luzerne County show is far from the biggest Corvette show around, but that doesn’t stop people like George Morgan from attending.
“There’s two other shows [Sunday], much bigger shows, and no this is the show I come to,” he said. “I want my car at a vets show.”
Sunday’s the 14th annual “Vettes for Vets” show in West Pittston. All the money raised at the American Legion’s show goes to veteran’s organizations. It’s why Morgan brought his silver ’77 Corvette, with red, white and blue stripes to the show for the eighth time.
“Other people say ‘I salute the flag, I do this, I do that.’ I paint my car up just like it,” Morgan said.
The money raised from $10 entrance fees goes to organizations like the Boy Scouts, food pantries and different entertainment programs for veterans in the nursing home.