Arnold’s Auto Parts, church team up for car show, chicken dinner on July 23

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 11 July 2022 at 2:01 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Flyers on a vehicle at Arnold’s Auto Parts in Albion advertise a car show and fried chicken dinner in their parking lot July 23.

ALBION – Arnold’s Auto Parts at 116 North Liberty St. has opened its parking lot for summer services of Royal Body Shop Outreach Ministries, weather permitting.

Services are held at 7 p.m. underneath the tent, unless the weather is bad and then they have space at the Arnold Gregory Complex at 243 South Main St. Entrance is gained by back door #H.

From 4 to 7 p.m. July 23, Arnold’s and Royal Body Shop Ministries are planning a fried chicken dinner and cruise-in in the parking lot.

“We are finally having a car cruise-in with a ‘fried’, not barbecued chicken dinner,” said Lisa DeCarlo from Arnold’s Auto Parts.

Aug. 20, 2021 was the first night for services under the tent and the first night for Royal Body Shop Ministries, DeCarlo said.  Since, then they have been holding services at 7 p.m. Fridays under the tent.

Albion’s Masonic Lodge will provide the food, with help from Pastor Al Wilson.

The Hula Hoop Girls from Buffalo will entertain during the car cruise-in. They have been regular performers at Arnold’s cruise-ins, DeCarlo said.

A DJ from Buffalo, who is a member of Greater Royal Worship Center in Buffalo, will provide music for the event. All proceeds will benefit the ministry to help fund free community events which they host.

Pre-sale tickets are available at Arnolds and are encouraged. Cost is $12 per person. Diners can eat under the tent or take-outs will be available. More information can be obtained by calling (585) 589-5596.