Terry Burnett, pictured with his 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, is organizing a car show at Little Mount Zion Baptist Church on Aug. 24, raising money for back-to-school supplies. “I’m looking for a great participation,” he said.
Terry Burnett, pictured with his 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, is organizing a car show at Little Mount Zion Baptist Church on Aug. 24, raising money for back-to-school supplies. “I’m looking for a great participation,” he said.

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Car show helps with school costs

Published 10:04pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Little Mount Zion Baptist Church is hoping for a good turnout for its first Back-to-School-Supplies Giveaway Car Show next Saturday, Aug. 24.

“The church normally does something for the kids going back to school,” said event organizer Terry Burnett, whose 2005 Chevrolet Corvette will be front and center on the day.

“I suggested to Pastor Horace Bazemore Jr. that maybe we could do a car show.”

The show will take place in the church parking lot, 3288 Pruden Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m., and registration is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Car enthusiasts will pay a $20 registration fee per vehicle at the gate, and a dashboard plaque will be given to the first 30 registrations. Trucks and motorcycles will also be welcome in the show, with their own categories.

Proceeds from the show will buy backpacks and school supplies for needy families, and the event will also include music, free food and face painting for the kids.

Event attendees will vote for their favorite ride in each category, with awards for first, second and third place.

Event sponsors are Walmart, OfficeMax, Towne Point Bank, SunTrust Bank, and George Young of Believers Church.

Burnett, new to the church in April and whose Corvette nudges 440 horsepower with a cold air intake system, is hoping for a large field of machines.

“Whenever you talk about a car show and mention kids, they are really supportive of helping out the kids,” he said.

“We want to let them (the kids) know that we are here for them. We want to let them know Little Mount Zion Baptist Church exists, and (that) we are here for the community.”

The car enthusiast called on other car enthusiasts out there to lend their support to help make the event a success.

“I’m looking for a great participation,” Burnett said. “We have had a lot of positive responses so far.”

Aug. 31 is the event’s rain date. For more information, contact Burnett at burneter@verizon.net or 692-5523.

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