Car show raises $2,000 for cancer center

By Laura Fitzgerald
Posted 8/21/19

Car enthusiasts and community members strolled down Clinton Street last Thursday for the 2nd annual Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center 2nd Summer Car Show. …

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Car show raises $2,000 for cancer center

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Car enthusiasts and community members strolled down Clinton Street last Thursday for the 2nd annual Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center 2nd Summer Car Show. Held in the Village of Montgomery, the community event featured more than two dozen entries, music, food and more.

Casey MacDonald, Founder, President and CEO of the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, said the show raised about $2,000 for the center.

Donations benefit the patient navigation program, which provides resources for cancer patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship or end of life care. This includes assistance with medical costs, transportation, lodging, insurance assistance and more.

“We’re so grateful to anyone who donates or gives us a hand to do this type of work,” MacDonald said.

While the car show was a fundraising opportunity for the center, it was also a place for car enthusiasts to gather.

Frank Glynn showed his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. With a surfboard, a cooler and other beach items strapped to the roof, the little cream colored car looked like it was ready for a day of fun in the sand and sun.

Glynn said the car is perfect for leisurely cruises in good weather. Originally from Puerto Rico, the car has a few features unique to the European model.

“I love it,” Glynn said, smiling wide.

While there were several small cars, there were also many long, low cars typical of older models. Steven Martindale showed his 1970 Chrysler Newport, the last year Chrysler convertibles were manufactured.

“It’s a pleasure to drive,” Martindale said. “It just floats down the road.”

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