Letter to the editor: Recent car show was a big success

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Snake Mountain Car show, the biggest show in Addison County, was held at the Addison County Fair and Field Days for the second time, with 233 cars on the field. The Field Days Grounds were a perfect location, with more room available. Our spectator traffic was huge. Thank you to the Field Days crew for making the grounds workable after the rain we had.

Many thanks to our sponsors, as well as the car club members and numerous volunteers that worked the field and registration, manned the raffle tables and organized the craft vendors, as well as to the car people that stuck around to get their awards, even with the clouds overhead. We have always had one goal in mind, to bring our car show back to the county that will grow and get better every year, with a charity being rewarded with our hard work.

This year we chose the Brendon P. Cousino Med47 Foundation, and we will hand deliver our donation of $4,000 to them this week. We also collected much food for the New Haven Food Shelf and will donate additional funds to them to help with stocking up what they need. They are not funded by the state food bank, and they are in need of about $400 per month to make ends meet for all the people who use their services. Please consider helping them if you can.

We would like to thank our food vendors, the Lions Club, Rainbow Ice, Chim-Chimney and Queen Bee’s for providing our crowd with the finest of food, the Bob Weeks from Crazy Legs Pinstriping, Rockin the Red Line for the awesome tunes and all the vendors in our craft market.

Our trophy sponsors, who made the awards possible were G. Stone Motors; Stone Motors, LLC; Ravenworks Tattoo; Cushman’s Garage; Dave’s Foster Care Auto; Tim’s Auto; Accurate Appraisal; Patrick and Jane Cyr; and Halfway House Restaurant.

Donations for the raffles and gift bags were Brian Morin and Brian’s Automotive Restoration for the key chains, Jenn Grant Morin with Grant Haven Syrup, Halfway House Restaurant, Greg’s Market, Janelle Vincent, Co-op Insurance, Vermont Soap, Waitsfield Telecom, Turning Point, A & W, Rodney Cyr, Advanced Auto, Fire & Ice, BJ’s Farm Supply, County Tire, Jane Cyr, and Tom Herbick. Jenn Morin ran the craft show with her usual efficiency and takes away any worries.

Special thanks to my friends from out of town, Darcy Perrault, Julie Burns, Jodi Fuller and Becki and Kraig Lund for hanging out all day and jumping in when and where you were needed! If I missed anyone, I am extremely sorry.

As organizer, I am beyond pleased with what we have done with this show, and that we are able to help out the Med47 Foundation and New Haven Food Pantry. Next year the show will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, and we hope to have even more cars and spectators. Thank you everyone.

Robin Herbick


Snake Mountain Cruisers

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