10th anniversary car show to benefit Hospice raises about $2K

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 September 2023 at 9:27 am

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ALBION – Bullard Park on Saturday hosted the 10th annual car show to benefit Hospice of Orleans County.

Becky Karls is the lead organizer of the event, which attracted about 50 cars. That was down from the turnout in recent years. The threat of rain kept some car owners away.

Karls said she still expects to present a check for about $2,000 to Hospice. Some donations are still coming in from the event.

Becky Karls, left, congratulates Ed Doran as the “Hospice Choice Winner.” Doran of Medina brought a 1968 Chevy Pickup that he has painted and decorated as a tribute to the 343 firefighters who were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Julia Alt, director of development for Hospice of Orleans, is at right.

Doran used to be a firefighter for Medina, Shelby and East Shelby. Mark Weld, an Middleport artist, did the artwork on the truck.

The car show included several hearses or the vehicles for the “last responder.” Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes is a major sponsor of the car show benefitting Hospice.

Not all of the vehicles were cars or trucks. This old farm tractor has been well cared for.