Car and truck club fills a holiday meal gap through participation in crab festival

Craig Lynch, Membership Chairman, Classic Car & Truck Club
Classics on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

Many of us read articles about public holiday meal offerings knowing that they make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who enjoy them. One particular story was featured last December about the efforts of local restaurateur Josh Poticha, Bricks on Boundary and the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort in delivering holiday meals on Christmas Eve (If you missed that story go here).

What many may not realize is that the generous holiday meal delivered in December is actually made possible by the car club’s presence at the Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal every April. 

Theresa Pulliam, president of the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort indicates the club is able to attract classic motorists from a wide radius to register their vehicles, pay an entrance fee of $20 and showcase them along Paris Avenue during the Soft Shell Crab Festival because the show benefits such a worthy cause. 

This single fundraiser, sponsored by Stokes Honda Cars of Beaufort in 2012, goes a long way to see that over 100 individuals in Northern Beaufort County are touched by the delivery service at Christmas when they might not otherwise have familial or agency support to provide that meal.

So before or after you enjoy some succulent softies on Saturday, make a point to sashay down the street through the car show knowing that each car you see delivers a meal to someone in need.

  • The car show transpires on Paris Avenue in the old village section of the Town of Port Royal.  It begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes an awards ceremony transpiring at 2:30 p.m. which announces the Top 25 Cars, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best Mopar, Best of the Rest, and Best in Show. Cars are judged by the classic car participants and the public at large.

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