AUGUSTA - A Sussex County father is raffling off his Ford Thunderbird that comes fully loaded with bittersweet memories.
The 1956 Thunderbird is currently on display at the Chatterbox, a 1950s-style diner in Augusta. Attorney Rich Pompelio owns the T-Bird and hopes customers like the nostalgia trip enough to pay $50 a ticket for the chance to drive off in it. Pompelio's eldest son, Tony, was murdered in 1989 when he was just 17 years old. He had planned to give his son the keys to the convertible for Prom Night, but never got the chance. Now, he hopes to sell all 2,000 raffle tickets in an effort to raise $100,000 to keep the New Jersey Crime Victims' Law Center going for another year. Pompelio opened the center after his son's tragic death.
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