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Arlington Haggen hosts car & motorcycle show to help homeless

ARLINGTON — Those who happen to swing by the Haggen Food & Pharmacy at 20115 74th Ave. NE in Arlington between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, should expect to see some unexpected vehicles in the grocery store's parking lot, as part of a car and motorcycle show to help raise funds for Volunteers of America's Ending Homelessness program.

The "Oh Boy! Oberto" hydroplane, Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine will be among the diverse array of vintage cars, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles on display, complete with kettle corn and other food, craft and car-related vendors.

"This is going to be not only a great car show," said Sharon Paskewitz, Volunteers of America Operations Director for Basic Needs, "but it's also going to be a really fun event for families and kids, too, with activities like a bouncy house, a Home Depot project where they can build a car, and face-painting."

Volunteers of America provides emergency and transitional housing assistance, along with other services, to help prevent people from becoming homeless. This year's event is its second annual area car show, and organizers expect it to be a lot bigger than last year's.

"We've moved it to the Haggen parking lot to accommodate a lot more people," Paskewitz said. "We expect to have about a hundred cars and motorcycles on display, plus the kids' area. Haggen's has been a great partner, and we're so happy to work with them on this."

For more information, contact Michelle Fogus by phone at 425-259-3191 or via email at mfogus@voaww.org, or log onto www.facebook.com/voaww.

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