Classic Car Show

Kiwanis Club Islip & Bayshore Classic Car Show

Story by Lee Sheridan

Photos by Cowboy

This past summer, car shows that are put on for wonderful causes and benefitting charity were in full swing all over Long Island. Kiwanis Club is a huge staple in supporting charitable causes and hold several events of their own each year. On a whole, the monies raised from all of their fundraising efforts benefit underprivileged families, children with Autism, and provide three $750 scholarships. This year’s scholarship recipients were Islip, Bayshore and East Islip high schools.

Another very important beneficiary is Camp Kiwanis located in Taber, NY. Each year Kiwanis sends 8-10 children to the camp, to enjoy opportunities that they would otherwise most likely never experience. Through my interview with Sandy Flandina, President of Kiwanis Club, I was very impressed to learn about the ‘Kiwanis Pediatric Unit’. Sandy told me that a portion of the proceeds raised from their events supplement the KPU, which helps to support Pediatric Trauma.

On September 17, Kiwanis Club of Islip & Bayshore NY, held their 7th Annual Classic Car Show, which happens to be their biggest fundraiser of the year. The sun filled blue skies at Islip Town Hall made for a perfect backdrop, while Project 9 Line Band, which is a collaboration of very talented disabled Vets, and Velvet Crunch crooned the crowd. Winners of the car show received trophies and Best of Show was awarded $100.

With over 125 show cars, 40 vendors and 1,000 plus spectators the show was not only a huge success, but it raised a whopping $13,000 for charity. Kudos to Sandy Flandina and Paul Cozzani (ACME Ins) who co-chaired the car show. Congratulations to all the winners and to all who helped make this event a victory.

To become a member of Kiwanis Club Islip Bayshore, or to learn about their mission and yearly publication check them out on FB.

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