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Shrine Club car show planned for Sept. 15

The second annual Thomson Shrine Club Car Show and Swap Meet will be Saturday, Sept. 15, across from the National Guard Armory on Main Street.

"We are trying to get as big of a crowd involved in as many different things as we can," said organizer Kenny May. "Because all the money that we raise goes to the Shriner's Hospital, which is for crippled and burned children ... and we are just trying to do as good of a job as we can."

Mr. May said he expects this year's show to have a bigger turn out than last year because he has had a lot more publicity, and "went to a lot of pains" to schedule the event without interfering with a car show somewhere else.

Mr. May said this year's event will also include trucks, motorcycles and tractors.

"I've had a good response form people in our area with tractors," he said. "And my phone has been ringing pretty good from people who have some pretty nice automobiles and trucks to bring."

And latecomers are welcome. Mr. May said participants may register the day of the event. The registration fee is $10.

The Shriners will have concessions of hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks available to earn money for their hospital. Mr. May said he wishes to express appreciation to the school superintendent, Mark Petersen, and to Thomson Middle School Principal Claude Powell, for the use of their outdoor parking lots and property.

"These people with nice cars don't like to park them in the grass," he said. "And I can understand that. But we've got a lot of space for them."

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top three in all four categories. For more information, call Mr. May at 706-595-3841.

Web posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007

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