Kicking things off

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Classic Cruisers Car Club once again got the Bladen Journal’s annual Empty Stocking Fund effort underway with the first donation of the season. Though their annual “Made in the Shade” car and truck show was forced to dodge wet weather in August, it still allowed the club to put $400 into the Empty Stocking Fund coffers. Wayne Dove presented the check to the newspaper’s W. Curt Vincent on Wednesday.