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DABA donates $1,000 to food bank
ARLINGTON — The Downtown Arlington Business Association recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Arlington Community Food Bank, courtesy of Show ‘N’ Shine’s 14th annual year on Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington this June.
Marilyn Bullock, who chairs the Show ‘N’ Shine car show, handed the check to Sue Keezer, president of the Arlington Community Food Bank Board of Directors, during the board’s September meeting, and she explained why this year’s contribution was so generous.
“We usually give $500 to the food bank, but last year, because of various issues, we weren’t able to give anything, so this year, we figured we’d give more than our usual amount,” Bullock said. “That car show was started to help benefit the food bank in the first place — because they sure need it — and it had a very good year this year.”
Indeed, Bullock estimated that this year’s Show ‘N’ Shine drew a record turnout of registrants.
“We had 348 cars registered for that day,” Bullock said of the car show, which is sponsored by the Downtown Arlington Business Association and the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce. “What makes that even more amazing is that the most we’ve ever had before was 297. I thought that if I could get more than 300 this year, I’d be happy.”