Two local charities were the recipients of the Music City Antique Automobile Club’s recent car show fundraiser held at the Elks Lodge #72 in Franklin.
The annual car show, “Spooks and Spokes,” took place on Oct. 30, and despite the rainy day, it was able to raise $3,700, with $1,850 going to both GraceWorks Ministries and One Generation Away, both based in Franklin.
“We were very pleased with the turnout, both the car entries and people who showed up to attend the event,” said Paul Collins, the event organizer. “It was not the best day for a car show, but people showed up and had a great time.”
The annual event is organized each year to raise money for local charities.
“The sole purpose of this show is to raise money for local charities. We have been doing this for over 20 years and have raised over $275,000,” said Richard Berg, treasurer for the MCAAC.
Alicia Bell, communications director for GraceWorks, said the organization has really enjoyed working with Elks Lodge and the car club.
“They are truly authentic partners and value the work that we do,” she said. “They have a soft spot for what we do with our youth and our food pantry. This is more than just cash but a shared heart for the community.”
Elaine Whitney, COO and founder of One Generation Away, echoed those comments.
“We are so grateful to the car show and to the Elks [Lodge], as this will help us purchase food for those in need and fight hunger,” she said. “This is a true partnership; they are great community partners.”