Car & Cycle Show to Benefit Meals on Wheels
July 17, 2014 (TYLER, TX) – The Meals on Wheels Ministry Car and Cycle Show rolls into Longview on Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The show will be staged from Excel Pre-Owned Super Store located on U.S. Highway 259 and will feature a wide variety of cars and trucks, live music, and other family-friendly activities. Participants may register the day of the event. Entry for each vehicle is $20, and all proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Ministry. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
The event has been organized by Travis Floyd, a car enthusiast and representative of AMSOIL. Inc. This is the second year for Mr. Floyd to organize the show, and he says that he just wants to do something to help support the work of Meals on Wheels Ministry in his community. Currently, Meals on Wheels serves a daily average of over 600 clients in Gregg County, and in 2013, the organization served 153,198 meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals living in Gregg County communities.
“We are grateful for people like Travis, who use their talents and abilities in a way that benefits those in need,” said Mike Powell, Meals on Wheels Ministry President/CEO. “He is a great example of how one person can make an impact doing something they love. We should also express our gratitude to the owners of Excel Pre-Owned Super Store for opening up their business to the event.”
The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part by East Texas Radio Group.
Meals on Wheels Ministry currently serves over 3,000 seniors and homebound individuals in 30 communities across six counties including Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties. Meals on Wheels Ministry is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing good nutritious meals, daily contacts, and other support services that enable senior citizens and disabled persons to remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible. More information on client services, volunteer opportunities and much more may be found online at www.mowmet.org.