Lost in the '50s Car Club show will collect toys for children


July 08, 1998|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE YULETIDE holidays will come to Glen Burnie a little early this year when the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club plays host to its ninth "Christmas in July" toy run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot on Ritchie Highway.

More than 300 antique cars, street rods and custom autos from as far away as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware are expected to be in the show.

"We never know what's going to show up," noted co-chairman Walt Miller. "Last year we had a 1966 special edition Cobra racing car that's worth around $300,000."

This year's show will include a new category, "Kid's Cars."

"We've opened it up to people who have pedal cars or electric cars -- anything the kids like driving. We want to make it a fun day for the whole family," explained Miller.

Admission is free. Registration for vehicle owners who want to participate is $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show, when registration will begin at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Salvation Army of Northern Anne Arundel County.

In addition to the money raised from registration fees, refreshments, and vendor fees, new toys also will be collected at the gate. Last year's event raised an estimated $6,000 in toys and contributions for the Salvation Army, Miller said.

Residents of Old Mill, Miller and his wife, Lois, are both active members of the car club. She drives a 1969 Camaro and he drives a 1957 Chevy 210, two-door sedan. Their hobby requires a commitment of time and money. It took them five years to put the '57 Chevy together. Although justifiably proud of their efforts, the car is not used for quick trips to the local 7-Eleven.

"If the weather is nice and the parking lots are empty, we'll take them out," says Walt Miller with a laugh.

For information, call Miller at 410-987-6235, or Bill Kautz at 410-747-7478.

Community meeting

The Point Pleasant/Shoreland Improvement Association has scheduled a meeting for 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

Items on the agenda will include plans for the celebration of the association's 50th anniversary this fall.

For information, call association president Robert Everhart, 410-768-0419.

Bingo Blast is Sunday

The Church of the Good Shepherd is the site of a Bingo Blast at 1 p.m. Sunday. A $20 donation includes eight cards and a barbecue dinner.

Information: 410-766-8810.

'Stroller Brigade' exercise

Parents and grandparents looking for an enjoyable exercise program that includes children can join Marley Station Mall's "Stroller Brigade" at 8: 30 a.m. Monday in the mall's center court.

The free "Strollercise" program offers a unique aerobic workout that ends with a stroll around the mall. Led by aerobics teacher Julie Grime, the biweekly sessions generally include 25 to 30 mothers. After the program, strollers can enjoy a free gourmet coffee at Gloria Jeans' coffee shop.

Participants also will receive a grab bag of savings coupons for use at participating stores.

Information: 410-760-8900.

Pub Date: 7/08/98

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