This past summer, Still Kruzn, a local antique and classic car organization, teamed up with Pro Auto Collision, the Purple Cow Restaurant and ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza restaurant to host Friday Night Kruzn at the Hendrix Village. The annual event, held every third Friday from April through October, raised $2,905.63 this year for the Arkansas Food Bank.

Every summer, car enthusiasts of all ages are invited to bring their cars to display. There is no registration fee or competition; it’s just a show which allows die-hard gear-heads to talk shop and allow other car enthusiasts to just come and look or maybe take a picture with their favorite car.

The event included anywhere from 50 to 100 cars of all makes, models and years, ranging from 1930s classics to brand new customized vehicles. The Purple Cow,just south of the event, and ZaZa’s, just north of the event, donated a percentage of their sales from 5 to 9 p.m. during the show. This is the second year for the summer event.

Matthew Ross of Pro Auto, in explaining the reason he and Don Searls, Still Kruzn’s founder, started this event, said, “We felt Conway was missing an event like this. There were competitions, but we wanted to keep it simple. We wanted to have a place for just a show, to hang out with fellow car enthusiasts.”

The Arkansas Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the state, serving 33 counties in central and southern Arkansas. Arkansas ranks second in food insecurity and second in child hunger. The Food Bank provides over 280,000 hungry Arkansans with more healthy and nutritious food. Created in 1984, it merged with the Arkansas Rice Depot in 2016

Nick Bradford, Community Development Coordinator, and Meredith High from the Arkansas Food Bank were on hand Friday night at the Purple Cow Restaurant to accept the check from the event’s organizers.