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Jimmy Punda of North Shirley aboard his 1971 VW trike custom-built "toy." (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Jimmy Punda of North Shirley aboard his 1971 VW trike custom-built “toy.” (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

For the third year in a row, Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter rolled out motorcycles and classic cars in town to raise funds for a new animal shelter.

After being held downtown by the Peconic River last year and at Calverton Links the previous year, Hogs & Hot Rods Rock the Shelter fundraiser was held in the Splish Splash parking lot in Calverton Sunday afternoon.

Sponsored by Splish Splash to benefit the nonprofit started by Denise Lucas, the festival featured a car and motorcycle show, vendors, and live music.

Ms. Lucas started her effort to move the Riverhead Town Animal Shelter in September 2011.

Check out photos from the event below:

04/06/14 6:00am
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Pam Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit:  Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Pam Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

So, did you find it strange to hear the rain? Think about it for a moment. We haven’t heard rain since … December? When snow falls, it’s quiet; rain is not! My Brookie was pretty jumpy for a while as she is not a fan of loud noises. However, since the rainfall my gardens have come alive!

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04/04/14 4:00pm
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Lonnie Hughes (center, back row) stands with some of the EMTs who saved his life at Crazy Sports Night weeks ago. (Credit: Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps)

Lonnie Hughes (center, back row) stands with some of the EMTs who saved his life at Crazy Sports Night weeks ago. (Credit: Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps)

Lonnie Hughes — the Riverhead schoolteacher who collapsed at the Crazy Sports Night event last month and was revived by quick-thinking EMTs — met with some of the volunteers who saved his life Thursday night.

Mr. Hughes went to the monthly meeting at the Riverhead ambulance barn and took photos with the people who rushed to his aid. The responders and performed CPR on him after he went into cardiac arrest.

He was then raced to the hospital for treatment.

Some of the volunteers who rescued him were not available for a photo.