WEIRTON - Members of the Weirton Kiwanis Club are gearing up for the inaugural car show to support the Eliminate Project.
Local Kiwanians are teaming up with Street Dreams Rod and Custom to join the efforts of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This disease kills 60,000 babies and a significant number of women each year, according to Kiwanis officials. As part of the disease newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
"We're getting all of our plans together to host the car show. I think it's something that will draw the community and help us raise money for such a great cause," said Kitty Kochman, Kiwanis committee chair.
Kochman said the Kiwanis Club wanted to support The Eliminate Project and do something the community would enjoy at the same time. She said there will be a number of classic cars and people attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
Car show participants will be lined up in the parking lot from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28. The registration fee for cars is $5 per entry and registration begins at noon.
There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, food and refreshments and awards for best car, people's choice and other categories will be announced the day of the show.
Club President Duke Horstemeyer said he received several door prizes from local businesses and encouraged members to go out and continue seeking sponsors and prizes.
For additional information on The Eliminate Project visit www.TheEliminateProject.org and for the car show contact Street Dreams Rod and Customs at (304) 748-7637.
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