Car show, barbecue raises $2,700 for meals program

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photoWaterford at Fairway Village resident Jim King displays his 2004 Cadillac XLR Roadster hardtop convertible during the retirement community's annual car show.

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Fairway-164th — More than 2,000 people took part in the Waterford at Fairway Village Car Show and Barbecue on June 25. Nearly 170 cars and motorcycles were part of the retirement community’s biggest car show yet, as musical group The SlimJims entertained the crowd, said Kellie Wagnild, Waterford life enrichment and wellness director. Repeat participants claim it’s one of the best car shows they attend, said Wagnild. While the barbecue was free, donations were accepted for Loaves & Fishes, an organization that provides meals to people 60 and older in the area. The event raised more than $2,700 for The Meals-on-Wheels People, a sister agency. Wagnild says this will feed 900 seniors for a day. The annual event is made possible by the contributions of many local businesses.