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Funeral home will host first classic car show Sept. 29

Posted 23 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Hospice of Orleans

ALBION The Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home in Albion will use its historic property to host its first-ever classic car show on Sunday.

The funeral home can fit up to 100 cars at 12 Ingersoll St. The car show runs from 1 to 5 p.m. The show will be a benefit for Hospice of Orleans.

Funeral Director Rebekah Karls said she got the idea for this event from colleagues involved in “Hotrods for Hospice” in Rochester.

“We’ve got plenty of parking spaces right on our property,” Karls said, “and this is something different from a lot of the other benefits we have going on locally. Hospice is such an important part of our community. We wanted to find a way to support it.”

The auto show will feature food, music, a 50/50 raffle, and trophies for the classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles (best in show, best paint, fan favorite, etc.).

Also coming up, on Oct. 12, will be the Cross-Country 5k Race and Memory Walk, hosted by Brown’s Berry Patch at 14264 Roosevelt Highway in Waterport.

The race, which starts at 10 a.m., invites runners and walkers to enjoy the fall foliage during a brisk (or leisurely) stroll through the woods, orchards and fields of the Brown farm. The Rotary Club of Albion co-sponsors the event, which features a professionally sanctioned and timed 3.1-mile course, as well as a 1-mile fun walk option.

“This will be our 17th year of hosting this race and we consider it a privilege to help support our local Hospice,” said Margy Brown. “It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.”

Contact Hospice of Orleans at 585-589-0809 for more information about either event.