Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:00 AM
By MELINDA KRICK
PAULDING – This year’s Paulding County Senior Center Car Show is cruising into Paulding next week, with a new day and a new site.
The seventh annual event will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.
Admission is free for spectators.
“The main reasons for the new location are the use of the pavilion, which allows us to add vendors to the event, and use of the restrooms,” says Marsha Yeutter, senior center director.
Between eight and 10 vendors and 80-100 vehicles are expected. The public is invited to view the beautiful cars and enjoy the music and food.
“All of the proceeds we raise go to the senior center for programs,” Yeutter said. “The car show is one of our major fundraisers of the year.”
In addition to the car show, a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction of items donated by area businesses are open to everyone.
Silent auction items will include a lamp, Paulding County Hospital Fitness Center membership, Vera Bradley purses, rolling luggage, Paulding Progress subscriptions and WeatherTech floor mats.
The senior center will host a food stand, serving grilled bologna sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, pop, bottled water, coffee and doughnuts from Susie’s Bakery.
Music will be provided by C&R Sounds.
Registration for the show starts at 5 p.m. and judging begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registration fee is $ 8, or $ 10 the day of show. Entry is open to all motorized vehicles – cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The first 75 vehicles entered will receive a dash plaque. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 entries. In addition, door prizes will be awarded to participants.
Thirty awards will be presented, chosen by a team of four judges. This year’s judges will be Becky Michael, Stephanie Wagner, Rhonda Leininger and Pastor Shawn Matako.
“We hope people come out. It should be a nice Friday evening,” said Cindy Kennedy, senior center employee and one of the organizers of the show.
For more information or to pre-register, visit the Paulding County Senior Center at 401 E. Jackson St., Paulding, or phone Kennedy at 419-399-3650.