Business briefs: Car show raises $14,000 for Boys & Girls Club

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GREENFIELD — The Hot Rodders, Car Guys and Gals of the Brandywine Car Cruisers Car Club came together with local sponsors to present a $14,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County.

A family-oriented car club, the Brandywine Cruisers has hosted its annual Auto-Fest for over 30 years. Held every October, the event is a 100% benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County. It’s been hosted at Inskeep Ford and Vail’s Classic Cars for several years.

To donate to the annual event, become a sponsor or become a member, email [email protected]

Dessert tutorial party venue opens

NEW PALESTINE — Inspired by her mother’s recipes, a Marion County woman has opened a business offering parties for dessert-decorating tutorials.

Nana’s Best Desserts is located in the same building as Studio 52 at 7924 W. U.S. 52 in New Palestine. Kris Jamison named the venture after her mother, Sandy Cisneros, whose signature recipes include raspberry marble cake and gourmet icing. Cisneros formerly ran Sweet Memories Cakery in Greenfield.

Nana’s Best Desserts offers dessert parties, during which Jamison’s space can be rented for a dessert-decorating lesson. The parties, which can host two to six people, also include dessert samples, coffee and tea, and a reusable pastry bag for participants.

More information is available at nanasbestdesserts.com.

Bike shop coming to Shirley

SHIRLEY — A business for selling and repairing bicycles is coming to 303 S. Railroad St. in Shirley.

R&D Cycling Center is currently open by appointment only while owner Rick Hutson renovates the space, which was used by its previous owner for storage. The business is named after Hutson and his wife, Debbie.

Hutson, who grew up doing bike repairs and assemblies at his uncle’s Western Auto store in Knightstown, has collected dozens of used bikes to sell and also plans to pursue becoming a dealer for new ones. The connected property at 305 S. Railroad St. is part of the business as well and will be used for bicycle repairs.

Hutson is also pastor of Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church, which recently started a bike ministry and and holds regular bike giveaways.

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