Car show raises money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters
by Alan Reed
Jun 21, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program conducted another successful fundraiser on June 17 behind the Trigg County Schools complex. The event, entitled “Kars for Kids” attracted a total of 69 cars that participated in he show. Entry fees were $10 for pre-registration, and $15 on the day of the event.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Director Jeannie Montgomery said, “This became a big event very quickly, and we are really excited about it.”

The fundraiser was sponsored by the “Pair-a-Dice Cruizers” Car Club of Evansville, with a number of their members participating. Pair-a-Dice has participated in Big Brothers/Big Sisters fundraisers in the past, and lent their experience to the first-ever Trigg County Event.

The cars themselves came in all shapes, styles, colors and makes. A visitor to the free event could see new BMW’s, custom trucks and vans, classic American and European machines, racers and other unique vehicles. One motorcycle appeared to have a body built by a wooden cabinetmaker.

Primary School Principal Ann Taylor was at the show enjoying some of the cars. Like most of the attendees, she had a sentimental favorite. “I had a Malibu a couple of years older than this one. My grandfather found it for me before I went to college.” She looked at the coupe with the powerful motor with more than a trace of nostalgia. “They didn’t quite get the gas mileage that newer cars do,” she added.

School Superintendent Tim McGinnis enjoyed the balmy Saturday show. “A lot of people are involved in this fundraiser. Cheerleaders are washing cars, and some other school groups are contributing to the cause.

Like Taylor, he had a favorite car as well, pointing to an aqua-and white 1957 Oldsmobile. “I saw this one at the Cracker Barrel this morning. It’s awesome. The presentation is pretty spectacular.” With a laugh, he said, “I guess you could say we were both made in the ‘50’s.”

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