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Friends hold benefit car show

A group of Jim Halbrook’s friends have scheduled a huge car show for May 19. The proceeds from the show will help with legal fees incurred by the county resident as he faces assorted charges stemming from an incident last month.

Tip Bone is helping to host the show. He and several other area business owners turned out in April to show support for Halbrook at a hearing to consider reducing his bond. About 50 people were at the county courthouse as character witnesses that day and wore name tags with “Jim” written on them. One local developer and entrepreneur, Joe Burgess, was allowed to speak to the judge on Halbrook’s behalf.

Bond was changed and Halbrook was allowed to post bond as long as he agreed to wear a tracking device and remain under “house arrest.” Now many of those same friends are hosting the car show to help raise funds for his legal defense. Halbrook and a Park Hills man are charged with assaulting a Farmington resident at a Park Hills apartment complex.

Bobby Vineyard, a local motorsports enthusiast and supporter of Halbrook, is helping to circulate flyers and to spread word of the car show. The show will be open to original cars and trucks, modified trucks, customs, 4X4s, street machines, race cars, muscle cars, street rods, drag cars, and will feature a class for students age 20 and younger. The show will also feature several Pro Mod and other drag cars on display.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and awards will be handed out at 4 p.m.

The show will be held at 1037 East Karsch Boulevard, next to Easy Stop at the intersection of Karsch and State Route 32.

A flyer for the event promotes door prizes, a silent auction, and beverages and food stands on site. It also lists that there will be no loud music or alcohol in the show area.

More information is available by calling Bone at 330-5739, or Tanya Maguire at 566-7299.

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