The Fort Wayne Corvette Club plans to visit to Byron Health Center Thursday evening, Sept. 17.
The drive-by parade starts at 6 p.m. and will offer a chance to greet residents of the facility at 1661 Beacon St., Fort Wayne.
The move to a new location and the current pandemic did not allow for the annual car show that Byron Health Center, partnered with the FWCC, has hosted for the past several years at the Lima Road location.
The FWCC plans to gather at neighboring Salem United Church of Christ’s parking lot starting around 5:15 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m., they plan to drive through Byron Health Center’s winding parking lot north of the building, honking and waving to residents, who will be watching through their windows or who will have gathered on the sidewalks to wave back along the parade route.
“The FWCC have been great friends and partners over the years,” said John Drebenstedt, Byron Health Center’s director of marketing & public relations. “Because we continue to follow precautions and guidelines which do not allow visitors into our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are always looking for ways in which our residents can safely interact with the community. The upcoming drive-by parade by the FWCC will be a great opportunity for our residents to connect with others, even if with just a wave and a smile. We are eternally grateful for the FWCC’s willingness and eagerness to do things with our residents.”
The FWCC was founded in 1970 to provide Corvette owners and enthusiasts in northeastern Indiana the opportunities to spend time with a great group of people with similar interest. The FWCC helps to support local charities such as Wounded Warrior, local police forces, veterans and various other community outreach programs.