WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - One of the biggest supporters of the 28th Street Metro Cruise over the years was the late mayor of Kentwood, Richard Root. This year, organizers honored Root with a plaque and a moment of silence.
Root died June 9 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.
He was a Corvette enthusiast and member of the Grand Valley Corvette Association. They held a motorcade in his honor on June 10.
On Saturday, his son, Damon, had his father's white Corvette at the cruise and received the plaque.
A moment of silence was held in his honor and the Wyoming High School marching band played a tribute to him in a ceremony at Rogers Plaza.
TheMetro Cruise continues along the 28th Street corridor between Wyoming and Cascade Township through Saturday night.
24 Hour News 8's Marc Thompson contributed to this report.
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