Student council car show benefits fire department

CHAMPLAIN - The Northeastern Clinton Central School student council has raised $600 for three local fire departments.

On May 22, a car show was held at the school, bringing in 60 cars of various categories.

"It was the first time they've done this," said student council advisor Janet McFetridge. "It came up early this year that we wanted to try something different."

Along with the car show was a car wash, organized by the school's drama club, and a food stand, organized by Reality Check.

"It was overall run by student council, but we wanted to involve other clubs, too," said McFetridge.

The focus of the day, according to McFetridge, was to bring in a wide variety of students as well as community members, and to raise money for the Mooers, Champlain and Rouses Point fire departments.

"It was fantastic," she said of the day. "It was better than we actually hoped for."

The car show awarded 10 first place medals for categories including muscle car/hot rod, pre-1950, post 2000, dirtiest, most abused, motorcycles, and trucks. There was also a trophy given to the best in show.

The show was judged by three local people, including Rolla Parker Sr., Dr. John Southwick, and Randy Poissant.

"We're hoping that we can continue it," McFetridge said. "We got really, really positive comments from the students and the community members."

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