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Area community groups receive funds from car show

From left, Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club President Genelle Ackley and donation recipients Patrick Doyle, Rachel Fisher, Chuck Nichols, Cindy Reese, Michael Mathis and Dell Deierling show off the results of the club
From left, Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club President Genelle Ackley and donation recipients Patrick Doyle, Rachel Fisher, Chuck Nichols, Cindy Reese, Michael Mathis and Dell Deierling show off the results of the club's charity work through the annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show.
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EVERETT — The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club recently presented more than $6,000 in funds to representatives of various area community groups, as proceeds from last year's Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show, and is already gearing up for this year's reunion and car show.

Among those representatives who received charity donations on behalf of their groups this year were treasurer Cindy Reece for the Arlington Community Food Bank, Rachel Fisher for Cocoon House, Michael Mathis for the Burned Children's Recovery Foundation, Patrick Doyle for the Everett Boys & Girls Club, director Dell Deierling for the Marysville Community Food Bank and auto shop instructor Chuck Nichols for Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the latter of whom confirmed that the monies he received would go toward five tool scholarships for students.

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club and Animal Rescue Foundation also received charity donations from the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club this year.

Looking ahead, the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club's work on the ninth annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show at the Arlington Municipal Airport is well underway, and event organizers look forward to welcoming more than 500 classic cars, vintage and current drag cars, show cars and street rods on Sept. 8.

Jake Jacobsen of the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club reported that nearly 3,000 spectators were drawn to the west entrance of the airport by last year's reunion and car show.

"The show enjoys tremendous continuing local support and all the funds we raise are donated back to the community," Jacobsen said. "Our major recipient continues to be the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, which started the show, but we also support other community groups. We also maintain an 'emergency fund' for assisting special community-based needs during the year."

To register or donate, contact Ann Horton at ahorton7867@gmail.com, 360-652-6910 or P.O. Box 1542, Marysville, WA 98270.

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