WARWICK – The Buckleupallofus Kids and Family Car Show, an event organized by Burrillville artist and safety advocate Jim Weicherding, raised $1,500 for imPossible Dream Charity last weekend.
“With overcast skies and warm temperatures, there was a lot of activity with classic cars, cool trucks, hot rods, rat rods and even an antique fire truck brought by the Providence Fire Department firefighters to this fundraiser event,” said Weicherding.
The car show was held in Warwick on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The antique Providence fire truck won a trophy at the car show, which is now headed to the Providence Fire Department for display.
Also attending and showing support for the Buckleupallofus child passenger safety community outreach efforts and imPossible Dream Charity Fundraiser, were police officers from the Warwick Police Department, along with police canine Gary. The officers passed out Bucky Child Passenger Safety coloring posters and refrigerator magnets to the kids and parents in attendance. Bucky Child Passenger Safety Posters published in Motorhead Magazine were taken back to the department, along with other Bucky educational and awareness products for kids in the city.
“The officers said that the award-winning traffic safety campaign, The Safe and The Serious “Drive Now…Text Later” and “Buckle Up!” posters were already displayed on walls inside the Warwick Middle and High Schools for the students, as well as at the police department,” Weicherding said. “There were plenty of cool rides and everyone had a great time.”
Weicherding noted that guidelines for social distancing and wearing face masks were followed.
Kent County Classic Rock Radio Station aired a live radio broadcast during the event, and provided the music throughout the car show.
Weicherding said that the imPossible Dream, an organization that helps disadvantage and disabled kids have a place to play and interact with one another in a safe and friendly environment, still needs help and fundraising.
“They really need funding so they can keep the playground open to kids and families next year and provide wishes for sick children,” he said.
Donations can be made online at www.impossibledreaminc.org.