Cops and car enthusiasts come together for holiday donations
The car show season is winding down, but at Wor-Wic College hundreds participated in a unique show, helping to give back to the community this holiday season.
The inaugural Cops and Cars Charity event was an idea of a state trooper to donate food, clothes and toys to families and individuals in need.
Trooper First Class Garrett Dick with Maryland State Police says he got the idea serving with the Berlin barrack, participating in Shop With a Cop. He says he was a car enthusiast before going into law enforcement.
"So I thought no better way to kind of get everything encompassed into one as bringing the automotive community to my working community, and then also help out with local businesses and then donate everything to HALO. All the clothing, canned goods, food, water, everything."
The price to enter the show was either canned goods, clothing or an unopened toy.
Lin Corbin, owner of a '66 Buick Riviera, says this car show was unlike any he has attended.
"For it being local, to help those local families, I think that's the big difference about this car show."
And there is already talk of making this an annual event.
"I just hope it continues and we do it next year and the year after because it is a blessing to the community," said Corbin.
"The fact that we could do this close to the holidays really makes a difference. There's not a lot of car shows this time of year, so the weather really helped out and everybody came out, so we're looking forward to doing this every year now," said First Sergeant David Dalfonso, with the Salisbury barrack.
We're told planning will begin for the second annual Cops and Cars Charity event next year in the summer, and be held earlier in the fall.