The Grace Brethren Church, Chambersburg, Pa. (John Bayer, pastor) is featured in the Chambersburg Public Opinion this week as they plan to host a car show to benefit the children of the church. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Car show to raise funds for church playground
Fast cars from eras past will help a Chambersburg church build a playground for children of the present and future.
About 60 vehicles have registered so far for the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show scheduled for noon Saturday at Grace Brethren Church, 315 S. Edwards Ave., said Pastor John Bayer Jr. He anticipates actual participation to be triple that.
Every first, second and third place winner in each of the 12 classes will get a custom trophy built from vehicle parts. The grandest of them all is the best-of-show trophy, built from a Harley-Davidson muffler and cylinder.
The car-part trophy idea came from a little boy at the church who loves the movie “Cars,” Bayer said. “He thought why not have a Piston Cup,” he said, referring to the prize for the movie’s big race. Kids at the car show may even get an idea of what it is like to race a car, as the owner of a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro dragracing car plans to let kids sit in the driver’s seat, Bayer said.
Kids will be the big winners of the car show. Proceeds will go toward the construction of a playground on the church property that any child from the community will be able to use, Bayer said.
“The church isn’t the final answer, it’s the whole community,” he said.