Classic cars gearing up for a cure June 25
By Pam Ackerman publicity chairperson.
The first “Classic Cars For A Cure” car show is gearing up to fight cancer through the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County.
The cars start lining up at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Registration and admission is free, but Relay For Life teams have organized fund-raisers to raise money for this year’s event. The show starts at 12 noon and runs full speed until 4 p.m.
Fundraiser coordinator April Headley of Gothenburg expects classic car owners from North Platte, Gothenburg, Lexington, Cozad and the surrounding area to participate.
“Everyone brings their cars all shined up and looking great. Spectators walk through, look at the cars and just enjoy them,” she said. “Everyone has memories of these classic cars and it’s fun to see them all shined up and ready to roll, instead of junked out in someone’s pasture.”
The first 100 entries will receive a Dash Plaque and trophies will be awarded to the top cars and “Mayor’s Choice.”
There will be door prizes for the exhibitors and contests for the spectators. For those who haven’t been to a car show before, Headley notes prizes will be given out all day long.
“For example, the first person to bring us a spark plug will win a prize,” she said. “The first person with a certain kind of hat will win a prize or the first woman to bring a picture of their husband will win a prize. There will be trivia questions about cars and lots more.”
During the day, entertainment will be provided by “Diversified Sound and Light” with Mike and Chris Wolff of Gothenburg. Games and fund-raisers continue throughout the afternoon.
Breakfast burritos and rolls will be onsite for exhibitors rolling in early and the lunch menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be deep fat fried candy bars and a snack shack.
The day promises a lot of fun and fundraising, Headley said.
“We want to make this an annual fundraiser for the Relay For Life of Dawson County,” she said. “Join us and learn more about cars and about fighting cancer.”