Classic Cars Raise Funds for Eagle School

December 07, 2015 | Jodi Giem

The cars started pulling in early for the third annual Eagle Antique and Classic Car Show. The Oct. 4 event was presented by the Eagle Church and Eagle Adventist Christian School as a family-friendly community event that raised funds for the school.

The two previous years, it had been held on Memorial Day weekend. Would people come in the fall? Organizers had changed the date to get away from a holiday weekend in order to get more volunteer help and wondered if people would come — and they came.

In fact, they kept coming, with 93 cars in all. People came from as far as Twin Falls, Idaho, and Vale, Ore. There were cars from 1928 to 2014, all shining and lovingly cared for.

Each participant received a packet that contained registration information, a Signs of the Times tract and a Scripture bookmark. Activities for all ages included food booths, free kids’ crafts and a bounce house, with the sound of oldies music in the background.

The Pathfinders presented the colors, and a tribute was made to the veterans. Awards were given to the best of each decade, Best of Show and a car owner’s People’s Choice. The awards were trophies made from car parts by Melissa Anderson, an art student at Boise State University.

Church members had a great time getting to know the car owners and sharing about their church and school. One man came to the registration desk and asked about the church. He is new to the area and said he was looking for a new church family.

David Green, a local church elder, says, “I’d do this again in a heartbeat. It was so fun talking with these old guys. They are really neat people.” One guest took three copies of Happiness Digest with the promise she would read one and share the others with her friends.

Another man was impressed with the young man, Austin States, who was leading the Pathfinders during the presenting of the colors. “It’s good to see leadership being taught to young people," the man said.

“I had many visitors telling me how much they appreciated the effort," says Bob Atteberry, Eagle Church pastor. "Sometimes I hear, ‘What good does it do to have a car show at church?’ Let me tell you, there was one woman who needed help, and I was able to assist and spiritually share with her.”