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The North County Band held their Sixth Annual Car Show and Craft/Vendor Fair over the weekend and with everything going on, they had a good turnout.

North County Band Boosters President Jeanne Spradling said there were a lot of different things going on in the area and it was Mother’s Day weekend, but overall she was happy with the turnout.

She said there was a Will Compton event on the football field and they invited everyone up to enjoy the car show and get some barbecue. Compton is a football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and graduated from North County High School.

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NC Car Show saw decent crowd

A variety of vehicles were featured in the car show.

“We sold barbecue and had basket raffles, a 50/50, games for the kids and craft booths on top of the car show,” said Spradling. “We also had the Shed Guy out here and he is donating a portion of his proceeds to Shared Blessings.”

Spradling said they had Kona Ice out there and it donated a portion of their proceeds back to the band. She added that this was the first year the Band Booster had handled the barbecue. CB Joe’s had always done it in the past.

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NC Car Show saw decent crowd

North County Band Boosters handle the barbecue this year for the first time since they started having the car show.

“We were able to use the North County barbecue grill and the Bergs volunteered to barbecue for us this year,” said Spradling. “We had about the same amount of crafters as last year and had the overflow area filled with cars for the car show. The bands were able to play and gave a performance in the auditorium.”

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NC Car Show saw decent crowd

Members of North County bands perform in the auditorium during the car show Saturday.

Spradling said the band was also selling other concessions, including refreshments, popcorn, candy and baked goods. She said they drew the winners of the basket raffles, 50/50 and attendance prizes during the awards ceremony.

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NC Car Show saw decent crowd

Trophies are awarded in each class for first place and runner up and there were awards given for Worst Car, Student, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Interior, People's Choice-Motorcycle, People's Choice-Tractor and a Best of Show Award.

“We gave out eight attendance prizes and they came from Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, Procare Automotive Repair, Plaza Tire and Willette's Furniture and the students made the raffle baskets,” said Spradling. “We want to thank our proud sponsors: Griffin Automotive Design, Kernan's Auto Body, Keen Performance and Auto Body, Turners, Auto Plaza, STL Mustangs, First State Community Bank and Procare Automotive.”

Funds from the car show will help with upcoming band expenses and help with the purchase of new percussion equipment.

“We would like to thank the car show participants and craft fair vendors for attending the event and for their continued support of North County Band,” Spradling said. “We had a great day and thank everyone that came out for making our event a success.”

Each year the North County Band Boosters hold this fundraiser to help support the band and this is one of their largest fundraisers of the year.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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