The dog days of summer are a great time for a car show—especially one that benefits a special K9 officer.
Design Engineering, Inc. will host its annual DEI Cruise-In on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, across the street from its company headquarters in Avon Lake, Ohio. Along with some of the area’s greatest classic-and-specialty vehicles, plus food, music, and family fun, the event will serve as a special fundraiser for an important animal: new Avon Lake K9 officer Lex. Another exciting feature of the DEI Cruise-In will be Lex performing some training exercises as well as a ceremony to present him with his official officer's badge.
“We’re thrilled that our annual Cruise-In, which was started back in 2016, will continue to celebrate our great community and benefit a worthy cause at the same time,” said Steve Garrett of DEI. “This year we’ll be asking for a $10 donation per vehicle to help pay for training and safety equipment for Lex.”
“The City of Avon Lake looks forward to the DEI Cruise in every summer,” said Ted Esborn, Community Development Director. “It is a great event not just for car enthusiasts but for the whole family.”
Spectators are free to enter and view some of the hottest cars, trucks, SUVs, race cars, motorcycles and classic vehicles around, while enjoying music, events, vendors and a police K9 demonstration featuring Lex. The first 300 participants will receive a free commemorative gift. “We are grateful to DEI for putting on this event that brings people into our community and provides a fun-filled day for our residents,” Esborn said.
Funds raised at the Cruise-In will go toward purchasing a kennel, a K9 trauma kit/bag, a bite suit, training aids, and a vest.