The Georgia Alabama Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America made donations of $1,500 to two different charities this past weekend.
Club vice president Joe McConnell on Saturday presented a check for $1,500 to Donna Cherry of Troup Cares Clinic, a local charity that provides medical care and prescriptions to those who are unable to pay for their needs. The AACA Region Club also delivered a check for $1,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last week.
The treasurer Iris Crenshaw said the club was able to make these donations due to the success of their annual antique car show held each year on the first Saturday of October at the LaGrange Mall. Each year club members choose one national charity and one local charity and the proceeds from the car show are divided between them.
This presentation was made at the club’s annual Christmas luncheon held at the Highland Country Club. Club president Charles Norris said that the show was such a success because of all the hard work of club members and the dedication and ability of McConnell, the show organizer.
Donna Cherry accepted the check and thanked everyone for making the donation to her organization. She explained that Troup Cares provides medical care and prescriptions for people who have lost their jobs and insurance and cannot afford to see a doctor. She assured the club members that this donation goes a long way toward helping the people in difficult circumstances in the community.
The Regional AACA holds monthly meeting at rotating locations to help accommodate their members. Most members have antique cars ranging from the Model T Fords through muscle cars of the mid 1980s, but anyone with an interest in cars is welcome to join.
The next meeting of the club will be Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. at Biscuits and Briskets in LaGrange. Anyone who is interested in joining is invited to attend.