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Tedders benefit car show set

News Staff Writer

The annual Tedders Auto Repair Car Show, a nonprofit fundraiser designed to make Christmas brighter for local families in need, is set for Saturday, November 10.
The show, which annually includes classic cars, sleek new models and “rat rods,” will begin at 8 a.m. at Tedders Auto Repair, 108 Carney Street, in Atmore, across the street from Atmore Truckers Association.
Entry fee is $25 per vehicle, and all proceeds will go to TAR’s Christmas for Kids program. There is no charge to the public, and each person who attends will get to vote for the vehicle of his or her choice.
“The winner is crowd-selected,” said Cindy Tedder. “There is no charge for the public, and everybody who comes gets to choose whichever car or truck they think is the best. We’ll also have free food and drinks for everybody.”
Last year’s show raised enough money to provide a degree of Christmas cheer for six children in two families who were suggested as possible beneficiaries.
“We have people tell us about families that might need help at Christmas,” she said. “Last year we had a (Department of Human Resources) worker recommend one of the families to us. It’s not limited to just parents, either. It can be grandparents who are raising children, since a lot of them are on a fixed income.”
She added that the annual Christmas for Kids program is a way for her and her husband to show their support for the community in which they live.
“It’s just a way that we can give something back to the people,” she said.
To enter your vehicle or vehicles, or for more information on the benefit car show, call Cindy or Bubba Tedder at 228-265-4903.