The Annual South Webster Car and Truck show took place on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event entered its 22nd year.
The event is hosted by the South Webster-Bloom Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary, in effort to raise funds to support the fire department.
The South Webster-Bloom Township Joint Fire District is a volunteer organization that provides fire service and Advanced Life Support EMS to the citizens of the village of South Webster and Bloom Township.
“There’s really no way to tell how many people come out,” said Ladies Auxiliary member, Sharon Bauer. “It’s continued to grow each year.”
Vehicles rolled onto the lot between 8 and 11 a.m., and dash plaques were awarded to the first 75 entries. Also on display, were 2017 new model vehicles from Hanes Chevrolet.
The car show is really important to our community,” said Ladies Auxiliary member, Rebekah Slone. Slone has been involved with the Ladies Auxiliary throughout her life, but has been an official member for four years. “With the money we raise, we are able to help buy vital equipment that help the firefighters and EMS workers need to do their job better. Our fire department is a volunteer department which means that they give up their time for us in emergency, the car show is just a small way for us to give back to them.”
Throughout the day, there were a variety of activities for visitors to take part in. The ladies auxiliary provided a hearty menu of breakfast options, as well as lunch menu items later in the day.
Disc Jockey, K.C. Chatfield provided music for the event, and at 1 p.m. pies were auctioned off followed by the Top 40 trophy presentation for the cars and trucks at 2:30 p.m.
And there were no shortage of activities for children to take part in, with an assortment of inflatables, and the opportunity to sink their teachers and other community members in the dunk tank.
For many, the event serves as an official marker that the fall season is upon us, including Scioto County Commissioner Bryan Davis.
“I come out to support the fire department and the school every year,” Davis said. “I know a lot of people who bring their cars out and it’s just great to get out and support the cause. I also got my first pumpkin pie of the year in the auction and I had my first cup of chili and my homemade noodles. I love to come and see people I don’t see all the time, I come out for this and the Health Fair every single year.”
The event is held each year on the last Saturday in September, setting next years event for September 30. For more information about the South Webster Bloom-Township Fire Department, you can find them on Facebook by searching “South Webster-Bloom Township Fire Dept.”
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