Car club, church team up for community event
KINGMAN – The Kingman Nazarene Church and Chillin on Beale teamed up together on Saturday, April 22 at the Nazarene church for the Second Annual Classic Car Show and raffle. The purpose of the event was to raise funds to send kids to summer camp and to purchase candy for the Trunk-or-Treat that will on Beale Street in downtown Kingman this October.
Toni Henry, lead pastor for the church, said “This is a wonder event, we had a great turnout.” The car show and raffle was for a good cause. Henry said, “We’re raising money to help kids with scholarships so they can attend our summer camp in June.” Henry is also director of the summer camp that the kids will be attending. The camp will be open in June in Prescott, at the Pine Rock campground. Like most summer camps there will many activities for the kids like swimming, archery, rock climbimg, but also included will be bible study, fellowship learning, and conflict resolution. Skills that can help the kids now and later in life. The cost of attending the summer camp is $275 per person and some of the kids who will be attending this summer camp were busy at Saturday’s car show earning their way. They were working to keep the parking lot clean, picking up litter on the church grounds, and helping with the hot dogs.
Henry said, “Our goal was to get 50 cars for the show, and we ended up with 53! All credit goes to the Pharoah’s Car Club and Chillin on Beale team. I want to personally thank them for coming out and helping to put this event on. Congratulations to the Means for winning ‘best in show’ today.”
Charlie Means, a retired school teacher of 20 years and his wife Paulette, a medical coder for V.A. hospital in Las Vegas, won ‘best in show’ for their immaculate black 1954 Buick Roadmaster. They bought their Buick 24 years ago for $20,000 and had never entered a car show before. Paulette said, “This was our first show and first win.” Charlie added, “We’re excited.” With regards to the event Charlie said, “This was put on by some excellent and gracious people.”
The Chillin on Beale team is a group of about 200 classic car owners that raise money for the community and their annual Halloween Bash. About Saturday’s car show, Gene Kirkham said, “This is what we do, we give back to the community. Chillin on Beale isn’t just a car show. All the funds we brought in today will go to our Halloween candy fund for the Trunk-or-Treat event we put on in October.” Rick Pillion, also with Chillin on Beale, said, “What an awesome day! We had more people than we did last year. It was a great turn out, the weather was perfect, everyone was happy, and we didn’t have one complaint.”
If you would like your child to be a part of the summer camp or if you’d like more information about Kingman Nazarene Church here is a link, www.myknaz.com and you can also find them on Facebook. For more information about the Chillin on Beale team you can find them on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/chillinonbeale/