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More than 200 entrants at car show

Car enthusiasts will have more to dream about Saturday at the third annual Car Show at the Depot. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with a lot of car-related activities in between.

"There's just a lot of activities, all day long," the event coordinator, Dena Williams, said.

Entries in the car show will be judged in categories, and trophies will be awarded between 3-4 p.m. Mrs. Williams said they have more than 50 trophies to give out.

One award will be given in honor of Cecil Hogan, who started the first car show in Thomson. Another award, called the kids' choice, will be voted on and awarded by the children attending the show.

When judging cars sparks the children's imaginations, they can enter the art contest inside the Depot. Mrs. Williams said throughout the day, children can design and draw a car on a plain sheet of 8.5x11 inch paper. The drawings will be displayed inside the Depot, and ribbons will be awarded for the best entries.

Everyone can try their luck in the 50/50 cash drawing and many raffles that will take place. An auction will be held also, Mrs. Williams said. Proceeds from these events will help pay for the expense of the car show. Winning numbers will be posted all day long, Mrs. Williams said; so if winners aren't available when their number is called, they can still claim their prize.

Remote control racing with the Augusta R/C Race Club, hula hoop contests and Twist contests will add to the fun for the young and young-at-heart. Country music lovers can enjoy Tony Cannon and Southbound from 2-4 p.m.

The show, held around the Depot in downtown Thomson, will feature 10 car-related craft vendors and food vendors. The Thomson High School Band Boosters will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs to raise money for their trip to Hawaii.

"So we really want the community to come out and support them," Mrs. Williams said.

For more information, or to pre-register a car for the show, call the Chamber of Commerce at 706-597-1000, or Mrs. Williams at Jimmy and Dena's Body Shop, 706-595-6775.

Web posted on Thursday, May 4, 2006

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