Funeral home raised $1K for Hospice with car show

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home wanted to raise money for Hospice of Orleans, and also give the community a fun event. On Sept. 29, the funeral home had a section of East State Street closed down and lined with classic cars and trucks.

The car show attracted 59 entries and raised $1,000 for Hospice. Rebekah Karls, Merrill-Grinnell manager, presented a $1,000 on Wednesday to Hospice.

Karls, center, is pictured with Marsha Rivers, Hospice director of development and community relations, and Dennis Bates, a funeral director at Merrill-Grinnell. Karls said the funeral home wants to do the event again next year.