Friday, September 19, 2014

21st annual Windham Auto Show this Sunday - By Michelle Libby

This Sunday behind the Hannaford in North Windham, car aficionados from all over will have their classic cars, hot rods, VWs and 26 other category of cars on display at the 21st annual Windham Auto Show. The show is a fundraiser for the Windham Raymond Athlete Boosters to raise money to provide equipment and items that the RSU14 athletic budget can’t cover. 
For the second year in a row, Dan McGowan is the event coordinator. “Anybody who likes cars or wants to see something from their past, should come down,” he said. “I’ve become a car guy because of this show,” he added. 

Last year there were close to 300 cars in attendance and McGowan is hoping for a larger turn out this year. With a new date and advertising on all of the car show websites like Maine Cruise Book, he knows word has gotten out. 

Cars will arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., judging will be at 11 a.m. Spectators are welcome between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be concessions and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for children 5 and under. There will be trophies for the winners and a 50-50 raffle for spectators. 

The eight person committee has put in long hours to coordinate this event. They collected 20 to 30 sponsors and signed up volunteers to help move the concession stand from the football field to the car show site and to take it back. They are still looking for sponsors and volunteers, even at the last second, McGowan said. 

In the past the boosters have purchased new padded chairs and speakers for the gym, and fixed the infield at the varsity baseball field. This is one of the booster’s two big fundraisers, the other is the holiday craft fair. 

Last year the event raised approximately $8,500. “When the athletic budget gets cut the Windham Raymond Boosters are there to fill the void,” McGowan said. 

The event is rain or shine. FMI, email

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