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8th Annual Car Show and Shine in Maryhill

Cliff Hodgkinson, Dave & Terry Hodgkinson with little Reed and dad Ted Graham checking out “The Bandit” race car

It couldn’t have been a nicer day on Saturday, June 18th for all car-buffs that just enjoy being involved with cars. There were 86 cars for people to see and enjoy. The Maryhill Knights of Columbus hosted their 8th annual Car Show and Shine which was to be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but cars started pulling in at 8:30 a.m. This all takes place at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre Complex which is also wheel chair accessible.

When you entered the park Terry Ryan and Gary Embro were busy collecting entrance fees from spectators.

Grand Knight George Isley presented the people’s choice trophies to 1st place Nick Wetzel with his 1964 Malibu, 2nd place was Randy Clarkson with his 1964 Camero and 3rd place was a tie with Jeff Dupuis with his 1931 Ford Roadster and Gord Beal for his 1954 GMC COE cab on truck,

This year’s show also featured motorcycle trikes, motorcycles, race cars and Ralph Harris brought his antique Farmall tractor which still works the farm.

There were 90 prizes presented to winners of raffles throughout the day. Thank you to the Corporate sponsors – Town & Country Fencing, W.S. Bell Cartage, Kar-Rite Auto Tinting and Detailing, Gord Kaster Auto, Mark Shields Mechanical, Dave Rider Garage, Ariss Fencing, Conestogo Mechanical, Barry Cullen Chev & Cadillac, Robinson Buick -GMC., Alliance Roofing, Wellington Motors, Sheet Metal – local 562, Landscape Plus, and Unicorn Truck Wash for their donations.

The live entertainment was supplied again this year by the popular Swan Creek Jammers.

Several new vehicles were also on display from Robinson Buick and Barry Cullen Chev-Cadillac.

The food booth kept Chris Collins and his crew of Dan & Tim Collins, and Ken Feeney busy selling hamburgers, sausages, back bacon and bags of chips, pop and water. Tye Zinger started the French fryer and was relieved by brother Joe when he went to play ball. Behind the bar Carol & Bob Taylor and Ron & John Kennedy looked after the other refreshments in the hall.

Jake and Connie Wilkinson, Gerry and Donna Seifried looked after the raffle ticket table while George Burchatzki was busy at his table.

All the proceeds from this day will be going to local charities and the Maryhill Park.

It took over 30 volunteers to make this day a success and chairman Doug Zinger said he wants each of them to know how much their help was appreciated.


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