The recent cancelation of the Bright Leaf Hoedown has impacted the Annual Hoedown Car Show sponsored by Caswell Senior Services, VFW Post 7316, and American Legion Post 89. The show was scheduled to run during the Hoedown when there is a large turnout of appreciative car lovers.
VFW Post 7316 Commander Fred Smith says, “The cancellation of the Hoedown is a big blow to our Veterans who were looking forward to the car show. Our goal was to raise money for the Senior Center for the community projects, hopefully we can help in other ways to raise funds.”
The $25 entry fee was planned to benefit the Caregiver Support Program at the Caswell Senior Center. This money is used to build ramps for the handicapped and provide some respite time for caregivers.
Caswell Senior Center Executive Director Jeannine Everidge adds, “We did mull it around, but if we had enough cars, then we are still going to have a large group of people showing up along with car owners and then we have too many people. The cancellation of the Hoedown and the annual car show by the senior center, although understood, is a disappointment. We were hoping to raise some extra funds with the car show for our Caregiver Support Program which noted above helps us build ramps for caregivers and veterans and also helps us offer respite to caregivers to give them a break!”