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Merrill-Grinnell hosts second car show to benefit Hospice

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A section of East State Street is closed off today for a classic car show. Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home is hosting the event for the second year. About 50 cars were registered by noon for a car show that runs from 1 to 5 p.m. The top photo shows a 1929 Ford Speedster owned by Randy and Mary Cooper.

Lewis Van Allen of Perry shines his 1983 Chevy Pickup. He goes to about a dozen car shows a year. He has owned the truck for 21 years. It used to be owned by his wife’s uncle. Van Allen had the truck repainted two years ago.

Frank Strasburger gets a 1971 Chevelle Supersport 402 Convertible ready for the car show. Strasburger restored the vehicle five years ago. He also has a 1971 Chevelle SS 454 in today’s car show. He restored that vehicle in 1989.

Becky Karls, director for Merrill-Grinnell, organized today’s car show. The event is a benefit for Hospice of Orleans. The Masons are selling hot dogs and hamburgers with half the proceeds going to Hospice. There is also a DJ playing music.

Glen Busch, a member of the Masonic Lodge, cooks hot dogs and hamburgers at today’s car show.