89.4 F
Springville
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Support our Community Sponsors

Veterans benefit from car show and run

Avatar
Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

More from Author

Giveaways: Summer Giveaway

Click to View our Sponsors Websites

Time to get your try on

Many say this is a year that should just be cancelled, however, I believe this is a year that can be used...

Fiesta Days Rodeo To Be Held As Scheduled

Spanish Fork City, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee, and the Diamond Fork Riding Club are excited to announce that the 2020 Fiesta...

SPRINGVILLE CITY OFFICIALLY POSTPONES ART CITY DAYS 2020 UNTIL 2021

Springvile Art City Days 2020 to resume in 2021.

We never know the path others are traveling

It saddens my heart that so many are sick and so many are dying. May we at this time pause and have a moment of silence for those that we have lost. They are our family members, friends

r The third annual car show hosted by the Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson was held on Saturday, June 24 and was a wonderful day for all.

Car shows are always popular because of the great memories of a time past that these classic vehicles bring back to us. This event also made it possible for residents of the veteran’s home to take a ride of almost an hour in some of the classic and historic cars local owners brought out. More good memories for all who participated in the 2017 veterans car show.

New for this year’s event, a 5K “Run (or walk) for the Vets” started the day with about 50 entrants made up of local supporters and veterans. The course which was just over 3.1 miles began and ended at the Payson Veterans center and several water stations were provided along the ways. Participants received a special T-shirt and a commemorative “dog tag.” More than an hour after the start of this foot event people of all ages and physical condition were crossing the finish line. All of these folks need to be applauded for their commitment and contribution to the start of the day.

The car show vehicles started showing up about 9 a.m. and a total of 92 vehicles registered for the event. Of these, 40 participated in “the cruise for veterans” which took residents of the veteran’s home on an off-site ride through the local countryside. The great pleasure in this event was seeing the expressions of joy and delight on the faces of the veterans as they were getting in the cars for the ride. This part of the car show really made the day worthwhile for all who witnessed it. This part of the day was a wonderful act of serving our veterans on the part of the car owners who took a veteran for a classic ride.

After lunch plaques were awarded for different car categories as judged by the vendor participants of the event. Thirty local businesses bought vendor space to advertise and sell their products. Their support has to be appreciated as part of the success of this event.

In addition to creating a great time for all, this is a fundraising event for the veteran’s home Santa Zone gift program held in December for veterans and their families. Funds were raised at the free car show through the “Run for the Vets” and car registration fees (veterans did not have to pay registration fees however), and vendor booth space. The final accounting is not in as Serve Daily goes to press, but the organizers are pleased with how things went.

As a spectator, the car show brought back memories of a past when these old cars were young and so were we. Car shows are like that. This car show was a fascinating experience because of the involvement of the Payson Central Utah Veterans Home and the joy that it brought to the residents. We will be looking forward to the 2018 Veterans Car Show.

More articles

Our Print Advertisers

More in Category

Goodbye to the wonderful town of Payson

It was supposed to be our forever home, but it was not meant to be.  When jobs and other...

Social Distancing or Social Awkwardness

Social distancing shouldn’t be that hard for me. Why? Because there’s not much difference between social distancing and being socially awkward, and...

Jessica Lindley named Nebo School District Teacher of the Year

Jessica Lindley, a teacher at Foothills Elementary, was named teacher of the year for the Nebo School District. Lindley...

Giveaways: Summer Giveaway

Click to View our Sponsors Websites

Teen Authors Boot Camp provides inspiration for young people in love with words

Writing is a lonely endeavor, but inspiration is often a crowded room. A combination of the two can lead to magical places.