Car Club Show Makes Wishes Come True

August 29, 2014

by AJ Dickenson

On Sunday, August 24, the East Coast Camaro Club held its 33rd All Vehicle Show at the Hills House across from Alvirne High School.  Since it was established in 1979, the Camaro club has since been a New Hampshire-registered non-profit organization, which not only gives back to this community tremendously year after year but also has a lot of fun doing it.

At the club’s car show on the first weekend of August at the Budweiser plant, the group raised an amazing $18,000 in just one day for the Make A Wish Foundation.  George Giroux, president of the Camaro club, feels that the charitable giving is only one aspect of this group of motor heads.  It’s not just about charity; it’s about people, people coming together socializing and making new friends.

More than 300 vehicles, registered in 35 different classes, were shown on that beautifully sunny day as hundreds of people could be seen walking around introducing themselves to one another and enjoying the party-like atmosphere.

The proceeds to this event will be donated to Merrimack Valley Hospice, a non-profit hospice care organization that serves more than 100 communities in northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, the NH Seacoast, and as far north as York, Maine.

Giroux reflected on how it feels to donate to such a wonderful organization which is out there every day trying to make a difference for people in need:  “Some things you do you can’t put a price on, and something like this is priceless.”  Just last year alone, Giroux and the East Coast Camaro Club donated almost $10,000 to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, along with $562 to the local food pantry, $250 donations to other organizations such as the Hudson Historical Society, the Alvirne High School auto shop and the Londonderry Police Explorers Program.

For more information on the East Coast Camaro Club, visit eastcoastcamaroclub.com or visit Merrimack Valley Hospice at www.HomeHealthFoundation.org.