Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Knights of Columbus are planning their eighth annual Lorin Lucklum Memorial Car Show from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The auto show is free and burgers, hot dogs, fries and drinks will be available for a voluntary donation. Galaxy Nine will provide music and numerous door prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will be donated to Holy Trinity Catholic School.
“We thought the Knights of Columbus would organize a fundraiser for the school and Holy Trinity Church,” said KC member Mike Bauer. “We saw Knights of Columbus doing this in Lake Havasu, Arizona. I just thought we could do this as a project here.
“We usually raise around $ 1,000 for Holy Trinity School,” he said. “We receive everything in donations. We solicit different companies for door prizes and for food. We have a lot of door prizes this year, a lot of companies have donated to us.
“Basically everything is paid for and we get donations for that at the event,” Bauer added. “We encourage KC members and wives to bring cookies or bars to help. Like that, we have dessert.
Bauer said Lorin Lucklum, who was his neighbor, had assisted the Knights of Columbus in this project for several years before his death. “He ruled my cars every year when I went to Wheel Jam,” Bauer said. “He passed away the second or third year after we started, so we decided to dedicate him to him. He has two brothers and his son who bring cars every year.
Pam Hegg, director of development at Holy Trinity School, said the Knights of Columbus annual fundraiser has been a blessing to them.
“This donation helps us with extras in the classrooms and help with tuition,” Hegg said. “The school is very grateful to the Knights of Columbus for their support.
Last year there were 60 cars in the show, the highest number of cars participating since they started hosting the event.
“I am a car enthusiast,” said Bauer. “I have seven cars. I have had cars for almost 20 years. Most of them, I buy as they are. I have a Chevrolet 57 that I worked on for 11 years, I finally got it right.
“There are a lot of collectors here in town,” he added. “Some of my friends have a lot more than me.”
Passing through to watch all the cars, grab a bite to eat and sightseeing will be a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Hegg said.
“It’s a great family event and we encourage everyone to come and see the cars,” Hegg said. “Have lunch and enter your name for the door prizes. “