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Car show nets $3K for charity
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The Great Bodies Car Show and Swap Meet benefiting Families in Crisis was a success with 53 cars entered. The show, held in the parking lot of Edd Rogers Automotive, raised $3,000 for Families in Crisis.
“The weather was perfect Saturday and the feedback was all positive,” said Families in Crisis representative Rhonda Wood. “Participation more than doubled this year with 53 entries, two vendor/ swap booths, a pet adoption, a food truck, and a silent auction. All silent auction items, food, door prizes, and give-aways were donated. The volunteers donated their time and talents. A special thanks to Edd Rogers. His generosity was overwhelming.”
According to Kristy Stubblefield, Families in Crisis director, Families in Crisis served over 320 clients out of the shelter and provided over 700 bed nights for victims of domestic violence in 2012.
Commemorative dash plaques were given to the first 50 entrants. Awards were presented to top 30, top three “G” bodies, and top award in each class.
County Commissioner Blaine Wilcher serves on the Families and Crisis board and was a driving force behind the car show.
“I put this together each year to raise money for their great cause,” said Wilcher. “The reason I started this, is because my dad is a mechanic and I have been a gearhead all my life. Plus, it is a cool way to raise money and get my fix on car watching.”