BY TORI J NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
After a successful show last year, the Garlock family has scheduled the second annual Fast and Furry Car Show for Aug. 27.
Kayla Garlock has entered her mustang in several car shows throughout the state and neighboring states.
“I thought of the idea of bringing one to Greenville,” said Kayla.
“We started planning our first fundraiser last May and had the event on the last Saturday of August last year. We wanted to make sure we had the event before college football started.”
“We raised over $2700 at last year’s event,” said Kayla. “We had total of 45 cars and three motorcycles in last year’s event. This year we are hoping for more cars, but we are also adding arts and crafts vendors in order to draw more spectators and raise more money.”
Vendor booth spaces are available for $30 and the vendor is able to keep 100 percent of the profit from the booth. The Garlocks have also asked the McKenzie football team to be the food vendor in efforts for the team to raise money.
All monies raised through vendor booth sales, car entries and admission to the show will benefit the Greenville Animal Shelter. When the shelter is at capacity, animals have to be flown to other states to find foster homes. The monies raised will help with this travel as well as shots and medication for the animals.
“We also get sponsors for the event,” said Kayla. “Our deadline for sponsors to commit was Aug. 1, because we order promotional items to give the car owners in goodie bags.”
“We want this to be a family friendly event,” said Kayla, who along with her siblings and parents are the coordinators of the event.
“We want to boost community involvement and ask for everybody to bring somebody.”
Fast and Furry Car Show will take place at the Butler County Fairgrounds on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is only $1 and that will get you in the gate to see the cars and shop with the vendors.
For more information, contact the Garlock family at firstname.lastname@example.org.