CORNWALL, Ontario - The Kinsmen in Motion: Show & Shine is a key ingredient to summer celebrations at Lamoureux Park.
Over 160 vintage vehicles, souped-up hot rods, and muscle cars were on display at the fourth annual event on Sunday (August 23).
As hundreds of automobile enthusiasts and serious gearheads toured the park, over $2,000 was raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District.
“It’s growing in popularity and showing no signs of slowing down,” said Jody Archambault, event chair and Kinsmen Club of Cornwall past president.
This year, organizers slammed the brakes on asking for support from local residents and businesses to test the event’s popularity from a minimalist approach.
Since attendance and participation levels stayed on par with previous years, plans are already underway for attracting new sponsorship in hopes to expand the 2016 edition.
“We decided not to ask the community for sponsorship dollars to ensure the show can sustain itself, since there are so many worthy causes that need money,” said Kinsmen Club of Cornwall president Ray Eady. “Now that we see a demand, we’re moving full speed ahead.”
Eady wants to partner with other downtown summer events happening on the same weekend, such as Beyond 21’s Food Fest and CoTiCon.
Show & Shine organizers thank Kia of Cornwall for three years of dedicated support.
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