Show and Shine weekend

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Pictou County Antique Car Club is celebrating its 43rd annual Fun Show of the East car show this weekend, June 9 and 10, with new attractions and the same car lovers fun. The show will be held at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in Parkdale, the usual location of the show.

With an average of 300 cars in attendance, there’s a little bit of everything to pique anyone’s interest from antiques to hot rods, street rods and sports cars.

“This year we will be doing a Jeep demonstration and an antique snowmobile display,” shared John Boutilier of the Pictou County Antique Car Club. These two features are new to the show, with the Jeep display being organized by the Jeep 4×4 club.

“The 4×4 club is trying to get going so we’re showing them some support,” Boutilier added.

Admission to the annual show is $4 per person with children under 12 being admitted free of charge if they are accompanied by an adult. The club also asks that the event be pet free with a no pets allowed policy. Boutilier is also excited to announce that the club will also have a large draw prize for the public with donations they have received.

“It was the generous gift from our local supporters,” Boutilier said.

True to its name, the show will be a fun one with an annual auction on the Sunday of the event with items going for a whole variation of prices starting at $1 and going up from there. The event is a favourite among many car show frequenters.

The Pictou County Antique Car Club presented a number of cheques to local organizations last week during a meet up at A&W in Stellarton. From left: Eric Boudreau, club treasurer; David Lees of LORDA; Danny MacGillivray of CHAD; Lisa Smith of Nova Scotia Early Childhood Intervention; Eric Atkinson, board member for the St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation; and Donna Richard and Tracey Hermillon of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Cheques were also given to the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation, The Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Antigonish Knights of Columbus toy drive. The Pictou County Christmas Fund organization received $1,000, and the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Intervention received $750 with the other organizations receiving $500 each. (Brimicombe photo)