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By Nancy Henry
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

The Laurel Highlands High School Air Force JROTC “Hometowns Helping Heroes” Car Show and Craft Fair will be held Saturday at the Joseph A. Hardy-Connellsville Airport.

The event is for cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years, makes and models.

The show cars will be on display on the show field and airport terminal.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. The fee is $10 per vehicle. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 100 vehicles that register

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. There is room for 50 participants to have vehicles under cover.

DJ Arnie Amber will provide the music. There will be games for the kids, a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, craft vendors and food will be sold. At 3 p.m. 50 trophies will be awarded. Children can also participate in voting for the Kids' Choice trophy. There is no admission charge for the public to attend.

Sponsors for the event are State Farm Insurance Nathan Ferguson, Nelson J. Boskovitch Insurance Agency, Caporellas Italian Ristorante, Ted's Mobile Detail, Anthony's Lakeside Party Center, SeniorLife in Uniontown, Rittenhouse Insurance Agency, Fat Angelo's Restaurant, Advanced Chiropractic of Uniontown, Sweet Frog in Uniontown, Premium Frozen Yogurt in Uniontown, Krizner Dental, Jonathan P. Krizner, DDS in Uniontown, Titlow Tavern & Grill in Uniontown, Ford of Uniontown, City Motors Used Cars owners John and Rhonda Anderson in Uniontown, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Lynch's Cleaning in Hopwood and Ed's Diner.

“This is a first-time event. We hope to make it an annual event and we hope everyone has a great time Saturday viewing the cars and showing off their cars while supporting a worthwhile cause,” said organizer Ret. Col. Dennis M. Jones, USAF. Jones is the senior aerospace science instructor for the Air Force ROTC at Laurel Highlands Senior High School.

“Laurel Highlands AF JROTC and Air Commando Association's “Hometowns Helping Heroes” supports elite, special operations warriors killed or injured while serving our nation and their families,” Jones said.

The ACA was established in 1969 as a nonprofit veterans association.

Handicap parking will be available on Saturday.

The car show and craft fair website is http:/

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Nancy Henry is a contributing writer.

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