Classic Cars ‘Cruise In’ For Local Cancer Fund

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
 A beautiful weekend attracted visitors to Drake Harbor to admire over seventy-two vintage automobiles, trucks and motorcycles at the Fifth Annual Benton County Health Department Car Show.
Winners included:  Corvettes, first place, Barbara/Marlin Hammond; second place, John/LouAnn Sornson; third place, Gary Waisner.
Mustang ‘641/2 – ’70, first place, Joe and Peggy Proch; second place, Kenny/Debbie Gregg; third place, Chad Craig.
Mustang ’71- current, first place, Danny Freeman; second place, Andy Lohmeyer; third place, Truman Lake Marine.
Classic GM, first place, Virgil Aldridge; second, Jeff/Vicky Martin; third place, Nicholas Ferolito.
Classic Mo Par, first place,Cassidy Ferolito; second place, Johnny Griffin; third place, David Breshears.
Classic Ford, first place, Ron Stutes; second place, Ron Burns; third place, Sonny Norris.
Modified All, first place, Danny Roellig; second place, Herb Smith; third place, Lloyd Cabra.
Imports, first place, Johns Sornson; second place, John Powell; third place, Tom Marshall.
 4X4 Trucks, first place, Truman Lake Marine; second place, Ron Arnold; third place, Terry Dotson.
Classic ’70 and earlier, first place, Jerry/Dorthea Crosthwait; second place, Ed Davis.
Classic ’71 to current, first place, John Mallory, second place,Truman Lake Marine; third place, Jimmy Wooten.
Modified Trucks, first place, Carl Miller; second place Dave/Judy Bell; third place, Martin Crabtree.
Street Rods and Machines, first place, David Cecil; second place, Lee Hanna; third place, Troy Keithley.
Other, first place, Tony Daughterty; second place, Mary Ann Horn.
Best of Show went to Barbara/Marlin Hammond.
Fundraising Team Favorite:  Mary Ann Horn.
According to organizer Kelli Daleske, the BCHD team plans to split the proceeds from the car show between four different organizations:  Benton County Cancer Fund, Devon’s Beat, Christmas for Kids and a scholarship fund to give a scholarship yearly to a senior in the Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp School Districts.  The scholarship will be given to a student planning on a career in the health, environmental or public health field.
“All of us at BCHD are overwhelmed from the support we receive every year during our annual car show.  It makes us all proud to be able to give back to the community through our fundraising efforts,” said Daleske.