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Annual fundraiser celebrates chrome from every decade during Sunday, Aug. 28, expo

PMG FILE PHOTO - The fourth annual Gresham Senior Center Car Show is returning Sunday, Aug. 28. Chrome from every decade will roll into the Gresham Senior Center this month for a car show celebrating antiques, classics, customs, hot rods and everything in between.

The fourth annual Car Show and Fundraiser for the Gresham Senior Center will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the center's parking lot, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

"There is a lot of excitement in this building right now with the car show coming back," said Paul Nasiatka, president of the Senior Center.

Hosted alongside the Montavilla Sewing Center Quilts of Valor program, the car show promises to be a fun event for car enthusiasts and people of all ages. There will be trophies for winning car classes, games, a silent auction and the raffle of a car quilt made by the Senior Center's quilting group. Visitors to the show will be able to vote on their favorite car, and there will also be a kids choice award.

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM SENIOR CENTER - During the Gresham Senior Center Car Show attendees can enter a raffle for a car quilt. The Historical Automobile Club of Oregon will be the judges, and also are showcasing some of their most interesting vehicles; Gresham Ford will be showing off some new trucks; the David Douglas Dads Club will serve burgers, hot dogs and ice cream; and two veterans at the show will receive Quilts of Valor.

"I enjoy seeing all the beautiful cars and talking with the guys and gals that bring them," said Terry Ann Pullen, program manager. "I love seeing all the different types and the workmanship they put in."

Registration is open in advance at the Senior Center, or the morning of the show. The cost is $20 per car, and plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to set up.

All of the money raised supports the Gresham Senior Center's mission to provide opportunities and connections for seniors to remain active in the community. The nonprofit organization offers classes, clubs, excursions, places to gather and so much more.

The annual car show is free to attend and parking is available in the adjacent structure — Gresham Police Department cadets will be on hand to direct folks. The inside of the building will be accessible throughout the day for anyone needing to get out of the sun. The Senior Center gift shop will also be open, and there will be a bake sale with goodies.

"This is our major fundraiser for the year," Pullen said. "And a chance for people to visit the Gresham Senior Center and see all we have to offer."

The Senior Center Car Show is sponsored by Humana, Gresham Sanitary Service, Unitus Community Credit Union, Ron Tonkin Hyundai, Weston Kia, NW Medicare Advisors, Gresham Toyota, Riegelmann's, Les Schwab, Clackamas County Bank, Home Instead Senior Care, Crown Trophy, Northwest Reverse Mortgage, and Gresham Ford.


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