2012-11-29 / News

Car show raises more than $700 for LVFD


Lindale Fire Chief Jerry Garner accepts a check for $700 from Bryan Walding at the Kwik Kar/Chicken Express Business Expo and Auto and Cycle Show held Nov. 17 in Lindale. Lindale Fire Chief Jerry Garner accepts a check for $700 from Bryan Walding at the Kwik Kar/Chicken Express Business Expo and Auto and Cycle Show held Nov. 17 in Lindale. The inaugural Kwik Kar/Chicken Express Business Expo and Auto and Cycle Show, held Nov. 17 at Kwik Kar and Chicken Express in Lindale, raised more than $700 for the Lindale Volunteer Fire Department, show officials announced.

More than 100 cars were entered in the show, with more than 1,000 people in attendance, said promoter Ronnie Gorman of RG Car Shows, Inc.

Lindale firefighters were in attendance and in fact, had to leave the event for a while to fight a hotel fire at I-20 and Highway 69.

Fire Chief Jerry Garner said he was pleased with the support the community showed to his department.

Young and old alike enjoyed the festivities with bounce houses and glitter and tattoo artists in attendance. The band RDR performed during the day as well.


Many different types of vehicles were on display at the inaugural Kwik Kar/Chicken Express Business Expo and Auto and Cycle Show held Nov. 17 in Lindale. Many different types of vehicles were on display at the inaugural Kwik Kar/Chicken Express Business Expo and Auto and Cycle Show held Nov. 17 in Lindale. H&M Meats of Wills Point provided the steaks for those who were showcasing their business during the day.

Brent McNeill of Edge Graphix won the 50/50 pot, which he then turned over the fire department. Lori Keel of Lindale won a 42- inch television, donated by Bryan Walding of Kwik Kar.

“Everyone had a great time,’’ Gorman said. “This was a great show for a great cause. And this is a show that will grow because everyone is already planning for next year.’’

Gorman said next year’s show is scheduled for the third weekend of November.




Lindale firefighters Jeremy Layton and Kenny Vent accept a donation from Brent McNeill, who won a 50/50 drawing at the car show. Lindale firefighters Jeremy Layton and Kenny Vent accept a donation from Brent McNeill, who won a 50/50 drawing at the car show.

Lori Keel of Lindale poses with her new 42-inch TV courtesy of Bryan Walding, left, of Kwik Kar in Lindale. Lori Keel of Lindale poses with her new 42-inch TV courtesy of Bryan Walding, left, of Kwik Kar in Lindale.

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