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Auto enthusiasts head to Washington's festival grounds for car show

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Posted at 11:29 AM, May 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-15 20:24:56-04

Car enthusiasts had the chance this weekend to enjoy some classic wheels, good food, and fun - all while supporting a great cause.

The First Annual Charity Angels Open Car Show was held at the historic Town of Washington's Festival Grounds this weekend. The grounds are located at 143 Veterans Memorial Hwy in Washington. Saturday, the gates are open until 8 p.m.

Free to the public, the car show featured favorite local enthusiasts, as well as some from around Louisiana, Mississippi, and abroad.

And all the proceeds from the show are going straight to the Autism Society of Acadiana. The 'Angels Corner' was filled with fun and games designed by the Autism Society of Acadiana, and there were also fun jumps, games, and other activities for all ages.

Anything from first generation to present, race cars, cars with big wheels, little wheels, wooden spokes, or gold spinners - all were welcome. Trophies were given out in every category, including antique tractors, antique campers, and more.

Saturday's lunch included smoked Boston butt barbecue plate lunches with all the fixings. A live auction was held at 2:30 p.m., and trophies were given out at 5 p.m.

Organizers say they wanted to help a cause that is important to them.

"Everybody's been stuck in the house since the COVID pandemic and I seen a way to raise money for a very important cause," explained host Chris Bellomy. "So I'm following my guide, a light from heaven to be exact. It's just a personal goal of mine to raise as much as I can to get this company off their feet."

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