By Alyssa Boles
The annual Families in Crisis car show is still on for 2020. The Great Bodies Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, Aug 8.
“This is our ninth annual car show and it will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Champion Chevrolet,” said Families in Crisis executive director Kristy Stubblefield. “The decision to have the car show this year was back and forth for a while, but ultimately it came down to the fact we needed it, and it is always fun for everyone.”
During the show, there will be door prizes, a silent auction and concessions which include BBQ, chips, drinks, and other cookout type foods.
The organization is taking extra precautions to stop the potential spread of COVID-19. The show and all other activities are held outdoors, so all attendees are highly encouraged to social distance as much as possible. Masks will be given out to everyone once they arrive and hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout the area.
“We have this fundraiser to help raise money for food, utilities, and transportation for our shelter that the grant does not cover,” said Stubblefield. “This year has been especially hard with school being out. We have been full or over occupancy at all times this year.”
The first 80 entries will receive dash plaques. The first 50 receive a special gift with the Great Bodies logo. There will be top 40 and class awards.
Admission for the car show: $25 per entry, $40 for two entries, and $50 for three entries. Payments can be made at the show. Make checks payable to Families in Crisis.
On exhibit will be a 1982 S10. G.L. Wilcher and his son, Blaine, worked on it for seven years. It is currently in the showroom at Champion Chevrolet awaiting the show.
“We built a custom 350 engine and replaced the transmission with a 350 turbo,” said Blaine. “You name it, it’s been replaced, painted or restored. It is a tribute to my dad, who has been a mechanic since he was 14, over 60 years ago.”
Families in Crisis helps victims of domestic and sexual abuse by assisting individuals in everyday needs, and helsp them gain their independence all while keeping them safe and holding the offenders accountable. For further information call 931-743-2461.