Just over 100 cars were on display at the Troup County Sheriff’s fifth annual car show Saturday at Pyne Road Park.
Through the selling of car parts, crafts, food and a live auction of items donated by local businesses, almost $6,000 was raised Saturday and will be donated to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home Pineland Campus.
“It went great thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers,” said Major Charles Nixon of the TCSO, who created the car show event. “We had a lot of cars and motorcycles this year.”
Nixon said in total with sponsorships, $9,300 will be presented to the youth home on behalf of the sheriff’s office so far.
Pineland Director Wayne Pittman said he is appreciative of the support of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.
“I’ve been to the car show every year and this is the biggest,” said Pittman. “It was a great turn out. We get a lot of support from the sheriff’s office period from now to throughout the year.”
Started in May 1991, the nonprofit organization has served over 400 kids in their residential program over the last 23 years. 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.