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Car Show at the Depot planned for Saturday

No matter the size of the enthusiasm for cars, the 2008 Car Show at the Depot will have something to fit everyone's needs. The property around the Depot will be filled with vehicles of every type, and the inside of the building will feature model cars. The classic cars will enhance the atmospheric sounds of 50s and 60s music provided by a DJ throughout the day, along with food and craft vendors, hula hoop contest, costume contest, raffles and door prizes.

"It's more than just a car show, it's a fun day for everybody to come out and enjoy themselves," said Carolyn Gilbert, the Chamber of Commerce director.

Those who aren't feeling the fun can take their frustrations out on an old demolition car. Mrs. Gilbert said patrons can pay a dollar to pound on the car.

For those interested in fine tuning their model car skills, a workshop will be provided on wet sander techniques, air brushing and construction tips.

The instructor, Bobby Bales, has won more than 150 trophies, plaques and ribbons, including 11 major awards for his model cars.

Pre-registration to enter full-sized cars in the show is $15 and will be $20 the day of the show. Each year, the show features more than 100 entries. Trophies and prize money is awarded in different categories.

The show is from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Depot in downtown Thomson. Sponsors are: Stokes-Hodges, Milsco Manufacturing, Anthony Auto Sales, McDuffie County Tourism, the Activities Council of Thomson, Jimmy and Dena's Body Shop, It's a Southern Thing, Luckey Sign Company, Sunset Auto Sales, White Columns Inn, Culpepper Ford, Kelley Business Printers, WTHO, The McDuffie Mirror, The McDuffie Progress, C&C Tires, Collision Pros of Thomson, Rock Mill Plantation and Jim Hudson Lexus.

Web posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008

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