TROY — Next Saturday, Hobart will host its fourth annual car show benefiting Relay for Life.
According to organizer Claudia Ritter, all of the proceeds from the event will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. In its first three years, the event has raised close to $9,000 for the organization, Ritter said.
“Each year it keeps getting bigger,” she said.
The event typically draws about 100 vehicles of all types, she added. It is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. The show will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. In the event of bad weather, the show will be rescheduled for the same time on Sunday, July 22.
“We don’t limit it. Anybody that comes out and wants to enter their vehicle in the event, we are happy and we welcome anyone,” Ritter said.
There is no pre-registration. Interested participants can arrive to register their vehicles beginning at 10 a.m. July 21. There is a $10 entry fee for show vehicles. Judging starts at 2:30 p.m. and trophies will be awarded to the winners. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 registered vehicles.
The show will be held at 701 S. Ridge Ave. and will also include games and trivia, music, raffles and door prizes.
“We have so many items to give away as door prizes, we have so many items for raffles,” Ritter said. She added that the generosity of the local business community makes the event possible.
There will be food, ice cream, candy and soft drinks available, and that money will also be donated to Relay for Life.
“It’s a lot of fun for everyone. We don’t just limit it to adults. It’s for adults, kids, teenagers. We try to make sure we have things for everyone to do,” Ritter said.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s most recognizable fundraiser. Held across the country every year, Relay for Life events invite participating teams to take turns walking around a track for the duration of the event to signify that cancer never sleeps.
“It’s an event that we do to make awareness of this horrible disease and let everyone know that we do all that we possibly can to try to help the organization out,” Ritter said of the car show. “We’re so focused on trying to do whatever we can to help the community out.”
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