The Port Arthur News
Classic car aficionados Curtis Humphrey and Lurlan LeJune are ready to show off some vintage vehicles and help a local group at the same time.
The duo are part of a group hosting the first ever Pecan Festival Classic Car Show set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lion’s Park, 4800 Lincoln Ave. in Groves. Proceeds from the car show will be donated to the Groves Senior Citizens Center.
“We just came up with the idea,” Humphrey said. “We were thinking about who needs our help and the senior center said anything we can do.”
Humphrey and LeJune, who both own classic cars and attend classic car shows, thought it would be “nifty to have a show in Groves.” They met with city and chamber of commerce officials and decided to incorporate the show with the upcoming Texas Pecan Festival.
They have distributed about 1,000 fliers across the area and into Louisiana. Along the way they have picked up a number of sponsors, he added.
Bruce Latiolais, co-president of the Groves Senior Citizens Center board, said the board is honored to have been selected as the recipient of the proceeds from the car show.
“We are in dire need,” Latiolais said adding that they have lost contributions from several different groups but continue to receive regular funding from United Way, the City of Groves and Port Neches-Groves Rotary’s annual gumbo.
For those wishing to enter, the car registration fee is $25 which includes a T-shirt and a meal. Golf cart registration is $10.
The show begins at 8 a.m. and judging begins at noon with the award ceremony at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
To register, call Humphrey at 718-8976 or LeJune at 344-2347.
The Texas Pecan Festival will be from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22.