BOUNTIFUL – Several Davis County residents decided to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with cars and a little community support.
The Bountiful Rotary’s Coats for Kids Car Show and Cruisin’ drew big crowds on both Friday and Saturday, attracted to the food courts, competitions and variety of classic cars.
“We had an excellent turnout,” said Bountiful Rotary Club President Paul Summers. “We probably had more people at the burnout than ever before. We feel like we did really well.”
Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross, who spoke at the event, agreed.
“We pushed it out a block in each direction last night and it still filled up,” he told the crowds gathered at the Bountiful City Park last Saturday. “This has become one of my favorite events in Bountiful.”
The car show raised money through registration fees and food court purchases, all of which will go to purchasing winter gear for needy south Davis kids, dictionaries for all south Davis third graders, and other projects.
“I teach school, and I get to help hand out coupons for needy kids,” said Cindy Lemmon, who was there with her family. “It’s a wonderful program.”
Though the Bountiful Rotary members don’t have the exact numbers yet, the popularity of this year’s food court should help all the projects.
“We had long lines, but no one seemed to be worried about it,” said Summers. “Everyone was just in a good mood.”
For some people, however, not even the most delicious food was any match for the cars.
“I’ve been a car nut since I was probably 10 years old,” said George West, who was there with his son Jim and his grandson Braxton. The three were keeping watch on George’s 1966 Ford Mustang, which he has been entering in the car show since it first began several years ago.
Over the years, it’s become a family affair.
“My grandson is 8 and he’s a car nut, too,” said George. “He walks around and tells me what kind of engine all the cars have.”