Car show to benefit hunger program

Olde Getty Place will host its second annual car show on Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cars will be displayed on West High Street between Baltimore and South Washington streets.

This event is being held as a tribute to Boyd “Buzz” Rinehart, a beloved Gettysburg area businessman and car collector known for buying and selling antique and classic cars. He was the owner of Rinehart’s Auto Sales. From the age of nine he began to work on and drive cars on his family’s farm. His fondness for cars grew into his lifelong profession of restoring, collecting and selling many cars over the years. At one point in time he owned a 1952 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton which was the parade car for President Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. Buzz’s son and grandsons are carrying on his passion for cars, still owning part of his collection.

The proceeds from the event, called Where Cars Meet .So Kids Eat, will benefit the area ministry Ruth’s Harvest, which provides free meals to school-age children. Ruth’s Harvest provides “Weekend Backpack Meals” to children in the Gettysburg Area School District. Meals are provided for 36 weeks during the school year.

The event planners have again set their goal at $ 10,000 for this event. Their goal is to collect financial contributions in support of the program enabling the volunteers to purchase individual food items in bulk. Contributions can be made to Olde Getty Place and in the memo line Ruth’s Harvest and sent to Olde Getty Place, 40 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA. 17325.

For more information on registration and the car show, email Stephanie McIlwee, Olde Getty Place Manager, at smcilwee@adamscha.org or call show chair Jay Zimmerman at 717-321-3149.

There will be People’s Choice Awards, live music, refreshments and more.

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