McClinton Chevrolet Brings Back the Auto Show | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Bruce Hall cleans his 1955 Thunderbird at the McClinton Chevrolet Auto Show on Saturday.

PARKERSBURG – After a year off, McClinton Chevrolet has managed to bring back a classic summer event.

Saturday was the ninth annual auto show, which raises money and food for the West Virginia Children’s Homes Society.

“We missed seeing everyone and all the awesome cars” said Jonathan Edward, director of marketing at McClinton Chevrolet.

According to Edward, things have been scaled down a bit compared to previous years, with no live performance.

“We kept things relaxed” he said.

McClinton Chevrolet hosted an auto show on Saturday to benefit the Children’s Homes Society. 111 pre-registered cars, with many more waiting for you on Saturday morning.

The event was “cars and coffee” style, with a giant Jukebox playing music.

The first 100 entrants received a free event shirt, a drink provided by The Bodega and a treat, and everyone was able to enter a 50/50 draw, according to Edward.

Many in the community were happy to see events like auto shows reopen, so they could show off their cars, see cars, and meet friends.

Edward said that throughout the day they saw nearly 300 visitors stop by to donate and enjoy the event.

“It was a great day and a wonderful partnership over the years” said Francis Coyne-Davis, parent educator for the children’s home society.

“We have 13 different programs, so all donations and support go back into the community”, she said.

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at [email protected]

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