Saturday, August 4, 2012; 8:12 a.m.
Location: Maine Oxy, 131 Robertson Boulevard, Brewer, Maine
Contact: Dana Mosher; 843-5104
[Note to editor: There will be a news preview for TV news crews, photographers and reporters with some classic cars on display and Maine Oxy’s Josh Richardson and Camp CaPella’s Dana Mosher available for interviews Wednesday morning from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Maine Oxy in Brewer – address below. Also welcome to attend the event on Saturday.]
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Contacts: Josh Richardson
989-1467 Cell: 318-0174
Exec. Director, Camp CaPella
843-5104 Cell: 478-7413
5th Annual Charity Car Show
Saturday, August 4 at Maine Oxy in Brewer
News Preview Wednesday 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CAMP CAPELLA
BREWER, August 1 – Classic cars of all ages new and old, domestics and imports, will be on display at the 5th Annual Charity Car Show hosted by Maine Oxy on Saturday, August 4 at the Maine Oxy outlet at 131 Robertson Boulevard in Brewer. Gates will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m., no admission fee, with food and music throughout the day. A 50/50 drawing will be held at noon.
Those judged to be among the Best 20 win take-home trophies along with awards for Best in Show, Best Interior, Most Original, Best Paint and Best Work in Progress. There are no class divisions, and all classic car entries can compete for the Best 20 and other prizes. Registration is from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. with an $8.00 fee.
Welding equipment will also be auctioned at the show, and all proceeds will go to Camp CaPella. “We have had fun putting on this show since the summer of 2008 when Camp CaPella reopened, and we’re happy to make our contribution,” notes Josh Richardson, who does outside sales at the Brewer store of Maine Oxy, an employee-owned welding gases and supplies company now with 13 locations in New England. “It’s also a great showcase for state-of-the-art welding skills as well.”
“The people from Maine Oxy have been contributing their time and effort to Camp CaPella for the past four years,” adds Dana Mosher, executive director of the camp, providing quality-of-life experiences for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities and their families. “In addition to working on projects and cleanups at camp, the Maine Oxy team built an underwater ramp on our Phillips Lake campground so people in wheelchairs can get in the water, plus they built special engraved picnic tables for the camp and an 85-foot wheelchair ramp to the bunkhouse, and more.”
“A Maine Oxy car show and Camp CaPella kids – always a great combination!” proclaims Josh Richardson.
“And next week there will be another fundraiser for Camp CaPella: the Touch-A-Truck Fair at the Cole Land Transportation on August 11,” adds Dana Mosher. “Classic cars and big trucks – all within a week of each other – come one, come all!”
The Charity Car Show will be held rain or shine, and all makes and models of autos are welcome. Cars will be placed for judging by 11:00 a.m. Only those participants who enter cars in the show and pay the $8 fee will be eligible to judge the entries and cast their ballots. Trophies will be awarded at 1:00 p.m.
Including Maine Oxy, co-sponsors of this event include Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric, PFERD, Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, and Bremer Sales and Marketing.
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With corporate headquarters in Auburn and manufacturing and sales operations at 13 locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Maine Oxy (www.maineoxy.com) specializes in industrial and specialty gas products, welding and cutting equipment, safety equipment, repair and maintenance of all equipment sold by the company, and oxy-fuel and plasma welding training, testing, technical support, troubleshooting and tutorials via the nonprofit New England School of Metalwork.
Located on Phillips lake in Dedham, or Lucerne-in-Maine (12 miles from Bangor, 13 miles from Ellsworth), Camp CaPella (www.campcapella.org) provides quality-of-life experiences for people with disabilities and their families.
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