Each year the Crusin’ for Hospice Sock Hop and Classic Car Show serves a critical purpose in raising money for Hospice Friends, but this year’s show has an added special element.

The show’s fun run from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday will honor Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, who was killed the line of duty on March 17. The fun run, from the Kittitas Secondary School to the American Legion in Ellensburg, will feature classic police cars and will be lead by Kittitas Police Chief Chris Taylor.

“The money we make from entry fees will be divided between the Hospice Friends and the (Thompson) family. We don’t just help the terminally ill and the elderly, we do what we can for everyone in the community and we feel very strongly about helping the Thompson family, ” said Hospice Friends executive director Ken Grannan, in an interview earlier this month,

Another change this year, is the show will run on Sunday on Pine Street between Third and Fifth avenues and on Fourth Avenue to Ruby.

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