Time sure flies, and I just realized that we never wrote an update after our fall fundraiser for Wishes & More – yikes!
First off we would like to thank everyone who came out for our “2nd Annual: Darrel Goad’s Raising Hel…p Car & Bike Show” – you helped make the day a success!
We are proud to say we met our original goal of raising $1,000 for the Wishes & More organization by 12:00pm, and revised that goal to $1,500! We actually surpassed that goal too, raising $1,757 from the event. The club also threw in some nice prize donations on top of that.
We are working on how we can double that amount (or more!) for next year
The weather was somewhat agreeable (for once!), and we had a ton of prize drawings throughout the day, with a grand prize drawing at the end. Plenty of kids games for family activities this year as well. Plus live music by the fabulous Holy Rocka Rollaz!
We gave out 5 plaques, and our 2nd “Goadster Award”. The Goadster Award is a trophy given out to the vehicle that we think our dear club member Darrel Goad would have chosen.
This whole show was in memory of Darrel, who passed away two years ago from cancer. The club unanimously agreed we would like to honor Darrel with this event, and give back to the community in his name. This is our 2nd show now.
The Wishes & More organization was chosen as our recipients because Darrel (or “Papa D”) loved kids (himself a Father of four, and Grandfather of six beautiful children), and we know he would have wanted to help them.
Joelle, a member of the Wishes & More organization gave a speech on behalf of Wishes & More, and a wish recipient, Mark, and his family were there to talk to people about the cause.
We can really help the kids and their families that are dealing with life threatening illnesses, and every little bit counts. Our thanks go to Joelle and Mark & his family for coming out and helping to raise awareness of this very worthy cause.
We will definitely be doing a “Third Annual” show next year, and we would love for you to come back!
Special thanks goes to Carol at The Mermaid, Joelle at Wishes & More, and The Holy Rocka Rollaz, and all of the businesses that donated prizes and/or distributed flyers for us.
P.S. We miss you Darrel!
First Fifty Auto Club