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Steena Hymes

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The annual Troup County Sheriff’s Office car show is coming May 3 for its fifth year.

Started by Maj. Charles Nixon with the TCSO, the show benefits the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Pineland on Youngs Mill Road.

Pineland is sponsored by the Georgia Sheriffs Association and serves boys aged 9-16 throughout the state who need a temporary place to live due to a troubled home life. The home currently has 10 boys living there according to Director Wayne Pittman. Started in May 1991, the nonprofit organization has served over 400 kids in their residential program over the last 23 years.

“Troup County [Sheriff’s Office] have always been big supporters of us,” Brenda Prophett of Pineland said.

TCSO has hosted many events in the past including golf tournaments and rodeos to support Pineland.

Nixon estimates that in the last four years of the car show they have raised approximately $15,000-20,000.

The show usually brings out close to 100 cars from all over the state and even Alabama, Nixon said. Vendors will set up tables selling car parts, crafts, food and more. Music will also be provided by a DJ and there will be a live auction of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the day’s event go towards Pineland.

Already this year, over $5,000 has been raised from donors. The day of the car show usually brings in an additional $2,000-4,000 Nixon said. Last year close to $7,000 was raised.

Nixon said there are four trophies’s given out: Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle and Sheriff’s Choice.

The day will also feature a 50/50 and a money tree drawing for all entries registered. Door prizes will also be given throughout the day.

“It’s a great cause to come out and support,” Nixon said. “There’s a lot of good young men out there and they need our support.”

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