Hundreds of vaccinations funded by Kiwanis Club car showPublished 11:00pm Monday, June 10, 2013
Written by Kelsey Vickers, intern with The Messenger
The Troy Kiwanis Club hosted its biggest yet “Best in Alabama” Car Show this over the weekend, according to club President Caleb Dawson.
This was the club’s third time hosting the show and the event featured roughly 50 cars and their owners.
“This was the best turn out we’ve ever had for the car show,” Dawson shared.
The show was held on Saturday at Ken Cox Ford the shiny vehicles drew both adults and children to the event.
“I couldn’t tell you exactly how many spectators we had, but it was definitely the biggest crowd we’ve had, so far,” Dawson said. “Everyone had a great time.”
Although admission to the show was free for spectators, those entering a car paid a $15 entry fee. All of the money from the entry fees now goes toward a donation for Kiwanis International’s fight against tetanus – an infection that affects the brain and nervous system.
Although tetanus is not as prominent in the United States now as it used to be, from 2000 to 2007 an average of 31 cases of tetanus were reported each year.
Dawson said that money raised at the event will fund about 400 tetanus vaccinations.
Richard Posey took home the honor of being named “Best in Alabama” for his classic Firebird. He also received first-place in “Classic Cars” and was honored as the “Kiwanis Favorite.” A complete list of winners was not available at deadline and will be published later this week in The Messenger.