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Car show, auction benefit to be held Saturday in Covington

COVINGTON -- Community supporters of Alcovy C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties group which is comprised of volunteer advocates who stand up for abused and neglected children and follow them through the court system, are having a fundraiser Saturday.

"Help a Child Shine" will take place in the form of a car show and auction throughout the day in the parking lot of Five O'Clock Sports Bar & Grill, 7189 Turner Lake Road (in the Kmart/Ingles shopping complex), which is hosting the event.

"We're hoping for a lot of participation," said Donna Herndon, event organizer. "If this doesn't go well, it will cripple them for next year. I've been involved in many charity events and fundraisers for individuals in our community and I'm always surprised to see how everyone comes together to help. I believe that we have something other towns only wish for."

The event promises to have something for everybody with a vast display of cars, trucks and bikes from various car clubs in the area. Included will be rat rods, open classics, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, sports cars, low riders and 4x4 trucks. Trophies will be awarded and vendors will be on site.

Entry fee is $10 per vehicle and vendor fee is $25.

Also there will be raffles and auctions, with the public auction beginning at 4 p.m. with a wide assortment of merchandise from area merchants including Fat Boys Golf Carts and Joe Minix Tires, Bulldog Tire, BB&T Bank, Los Charros, Vision Equipment & Auction Co., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and many more.

Not only does C.A.S.A. advocates stand with abused or neglected children through the court process, but provides them with clothing, school supplies and other needs.

"As someone said to me today, "With this economy, the children are catching the suffering and frustrations the adults are going through. The children need this program now more than ever," Herndon said.

For more information or to make a donation, call 770-356-9146.