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Orrington car show raises funds to heat area homes

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ORRINGTON - There was no church service at the East Orrington Congregational Church on Saturday but the parking lot was filled with vehicles just the same. That's because it was the church's second annual antique car show, a benefit that raises funds for heating oil for area families in need.

"The community gets every cent we raise," said George Smith, the car show organizer. "There's been a lot in the news about people losing their lives trying to heat their homes in unsafe ways, so we came up with a fundraiser for heating assistance."

Smith said last year's car show, which attracted close to 75 antique vehicles, raised just under $4,000. This past weekend, the church members were praying they'd exceed that and raise closer to $5,000.

"We've got around 50 cars here today, which is down from last year because of the rain," explained Smith.

But that certainly didn't dampen anyone's spirit.

"It [the car show] gets people into the church area and gets the church into the community," said Reverend Carl Schreiber. "George has always been a car enthusiast. He's the one who brought the idea up to the men's group at church and we said, 'Let's do it.' "

Trophies were awarded to the top 20 vehicles, all of which were selected by the registered participants. Then there were trophies given out to the overall best GM, best Ford, best Mopar, best Compact, best of show and Pastor's Award.

"The Pastor's trophy that we give out is based on what I like," chuckled Reverend Schreiber. "And what I like to see is a vehicle where the person does a lot of the refurbishing."

Participants and visitors alike also generously opened their wallets during the event to bid on numerous auction items that were donated by area businesses. The proceeds from those items will also go to the heating assistance fund.

"This car show is just something you can have fun at and raise money at the same time," said Smith.

For more information on upcoming events at the church, log onto www.eoccmaine.com.

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