Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

Cruising Through Corona

Posted Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

By Beacon Staff

More than 20 classic vehicles rolled past Sunnybrook Assisted Living Center in Burlington Saturday evening, bringing a bit of joy to the residents stuck inside.

The Corona Cruise, a social distancing car cruise, began in Keokuk, motoring past nursing homes on its way down through Fort Madison, Burlington, then back again.

The event hosted by the Nauvoo Grape Festival Association and Heartland Harley Davidson began early Saturday afternoon, the cars beating through the rain between Fort Madison and Burlington. A father and son duo wore gas masks during the ride, poking fun at a quarantine that’s driving everyone a bit stir crazy.

The best thing about it, of course, was that no one came within six feet of each other. The drivers didn’t even enter the same air space, so to speak.

The only cost to join the cruise was a non-perishable food item that will be donated to local food pantries.

Photo by Joy Mack