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McClinton Chevrolet revs up car show for charity

Bruce Hall cleans his 1955 Thunderbird at the McClinton Chevrolet car show Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

PARKERSBURG — After a year off, McClinton Chevrolet was able to bring back a classic summer event.

Saturday saw the ninth annual Car Show, which fundraises money and food for the West Virginia Children’s Homes Society.

“We’ve missed seeing everyone and all of the awesome cars,” said Jonathan Corra, the director of marketing at McClinton Chevrolet.

According to Corra, things were scaled back a little, compared to previous years, with no live performances.

“We kept things laid back,” he said.

McClinton Chevrolet hosted a car show Saturday to benefit the Children’s Homes Society. People brought in both money and food donations, that will be delivered to the Children’s Home Society today. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

The event was “cars and coffee” style, with a giant Jukebox playing music.

The first 100 entrants did receive a free event shirt, a beverage provided by The Bodega, and a sweet treat and everyone could participate in a 50/50 drawing, according to Corra.

Many in the community were glad to see events like car shows opening back up, so that they can show their cars, see cars and meet up with friends.

Corra said that throughout the day they saw close to 300 visitors stop by to make donations and enjoy the event.

“It’s been a great day and has been a wonderful partnership over the years,” said Francis Coyne-Davis parent educator with the children’s home society.

McClinton Chevrolet hosted a car show Saturday to benefit the Children’s Homes Society. The event registered 111 cars with many others showing up Saturday morning. (Photo Provided)

“We have 13 different programs, so all the donations and support are being fed back into the community,” she said.

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com

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