Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Knights of Columbus is planning its eighth annual Vintage & Classic Car Show, in memory of Lorin Lucklum, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church parking lot.
The car show is free, and hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and beverages will be available for a freewill donation. Galaxy Nine will provide music, and numerous door prizes will be given away. All proceeds will benefit Holy Trinity Catholic School.
“We were thinking about the Knights of Columbus doing a fundraiser for Holy Trinity school and church,” said Mike Bauer, a KC member. “We’ve seen Knights of Columbus do this at Lake Havasu in Arizona. I just thought we could do this as a project here.
“We generally raise about $1,000 for Holy Trinity School,” he said. “We get everything donated. We solicit different businesses for door prizes and for the food. We have a lot of door prizes this year, lots of businesses have donated to us.
“Basically, everything is paid for and we get donations toward that at the event,” Bauer added. “We encourage KC members and wives to bring either cookies or bars so that helps. That way we’ve got dessert.”
Bauer said Lorin Lucklum, who was his neighbor, helped the Knights of Columbus with this project for several years before his death. “He judged my cars every year when I went to Wheel Jam,” Bauer said. “He passed away the second or third year after we started, so we decided to dedicate it to him. He has two brothers and his son who bring cars in every year.”’
Pam Hegg, development director at Holy Trinity School, said the yearly Knights of Columbus fundraiser has been a blessing to them.
“This donation helps us with extras in the classrooms and tuition assistance,” Hegg said. “The school is very grateful to the Knights of Columbus for their support.”
Last year there were 60 cars in the show, the most cars participating since they began hosting the event.
“I’m a car buff,” Bauer said. “I have seven cars. I’ve had cars close to 20 years. Most of them I buy the way they are. I have a ’57 Chevy that I worked on for 11 years, finally got it done.
“There’s a lot of collectors here in town,” he added. “Some of my friends have many more than I’ve got.”
Dropping by to look at all the cars, have a bite to eat and visit will be a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Hegg said.
“It is a great family event and we encourage everyone to come out and see the cars,” Hegg said. “Have some lunch and put your name in for the door prizes.”