American Patriots and Pastime Car Show raises $3,900
Submitted by Dave Williams
Aug 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM
American Patriots and Pastime Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) organization supported by the Northeast Tennessee Mustang Club membership, hosted its seventh annual open car show July 27 at the former Carolina Pottery Outlet.
More than 150 registrants with vehicles representing all categories participated in the show, which generated $3,934 through registrations, a drive-thru photo event at Tri-Cities Cinema, general donations, a Dollywood ticket fundraiser and support from local businesses and individuals who sponsored the show.
“We particularly appreciate the special support and welcoming provided by the Tri-Cities Cinema,” Williams said. “We also received income from show vendors who participated with us in providing donations from their sales.”
A full 100 percent of all funds generated from the show funds programs for active duty military serving in war zones and resident military veterans at Mountain Home in Johnson City. Specifically, the APPI funds a monthly second Sunday meal for 50 to 100 residents of Building 160 at Mountain Home, as prepared by volunteers from Gray Station Baptist Church.
Currently, the APPI is looking to establish a relationship with a unit serving overseas in a war zone by mailing personal hygiene and non-perishable food items. For further information about establishing a military unit connection with the APPI, contact board member Allen Houser at (423) 323-3981.
“On behalf of the president and the board of directors of American Patriots and Pastime, Inc., thank you for your support of our mission,” Williams said.
For more information about APPI, find it on Facebook at American Patriots and Pastime, Inc. For more information about the Northeast Tennessee Mustang Club, visit the club’s website at netnmc.org/ or find it on Facebook.