Annual car show wows Summerton
by Robert Joseph Baker | May 19, 2016 6:56 am
Last Updated: May 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Saturday was a busy day for Summerton and reminded native Dwight Stewart of the days decades ago when Main Street would be flooded with cars.
On this occasion, the cars were there for the 7th annual Community Angels Fund Spring Fling Car Show, which coincided with the annual Briggs v. Elliott Festival.
Funds raised through the show – which also featured prize drawings, vendors and a Chinese auction – are used to help Clarendon County families through the Community Angels Fund.
Angela said in a file story that the fund is “a nonprofit group for the greater good of Manning and its surrounding areas.”
She added that the fund has been used to help with utility bills and has given folks gas money to get to job interviews or jobs. The fund also adopts families during the holidays, providing dinner and presents for children.
The Town of Summerton first hosted the show for the fund in 2015.
“It was a real success for them and for the town,” said Public Works Director Bucky Brailsford on Saturday.
Fund President Angela Reyes agreed.
“We had held the show previously at the John C. Land III Landing down at the lake,” she said in 2015. “We had successful shows there, but bringing it to Summerton really opened it up for a lot more people.”
Sumter resident George Chavis said he loves being a part of the show each year as he stood proudly by is diamond-blue 1969 Volkswagen standard.
“I restored it about eight years ago,” he said. “They just have so many beautiful cars out here. We love being a part of it and seeing everyone and sharing stories about our restorations.”
The Community Angels Fund is always seeking donations and volunteers.
To help, or for more information, call Angela at (803) 979-4950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.