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By LuAnn Schindler

Coronavirus Cruise Night offers break from isolation, promotes buying local


Carm Thramer

Brett Kaczor and Greg Thramer, of Ewing Family Foods, reinforce plans to wipe out COVID-19. Toilet paper may be in demand, and several rolls may have been distributed during Saturday's cruise night.

Chubby Checker's 1959 classic "The Twist" blasted from cars, pickups, SUVs and the occasional minivan traveling the main drag in area towns Saturday night.

Unlike a scene from the 1950s or early '60s, carloads of teenagers didn't unload and fill a local malt shop, sharing cheeseburgers and sipping chocolate shakes from separate straws.

In the age of COVID-19, participants of the Coronavirus Cruise Night, sponsored by KBRX, in O'Neill, remained in their vehicles, took a few whips along Main Street and practiced social distancing.

Many cruisers also ventured from town to town, supporting loca...

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