MILFORD: Saturday afternoon, July 8, Caron Thompson was one of many car enthusiasts at Delaware Valley High School to show a love of their life while also supporting a cause in their community. Thompson brought her ‘57 Chevy that her mom bought 60 years ago to benefit Sherri’s Strays, a cat rescue nonprofit in the region.

Sherri Haydu started Sherri’s Strays a few years ago in an effort to lower the stray cat population in Pike County. Haydu catches the cats, gets them spayed and then releases them back to where they were found, if they cannot be adopted. While the nonprofit is under the Pike County Humane Society, Haydu does the work that she said is “never-ending.” At the car show, there were 44 cars on display as well as 61 trick tray baskets.

Thompson recalled sitting in the back of the highland and mystic green colored car with her siblings all those years ago. Over the years, her mother sold the car twice, but was able to buy it back. When Thompson’s mother passed 12 years ago, her husband had the car restored and today, it is a “daily drive” she said. It looks exactly as it did in 1957, but the motor and such components have been updated.

In honor of her mother who was also a long-haul truck driver, Thompson named the car the “flying lady.” While there hasn’t been any work done to the car in 12 years, today Thompson said some “battle scars” are starting to show.

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