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  • Branford Rotary Club’s 4th Annual “Classic Car Show”

    The Branford Rotary Club’s 4th Annual “Classic Car Show” was held Sun Aug 20, 2017, at our fellow Rotarian Bill Van Wilgen’s Garden Center to benefit the Club’s charitable events and organizations in honor and support of veterans, including the “Take-A-Vet Fishing” program, our annual “Veterans Day Luncheon” and US Marine Justin Eldridge Children’s Education Fund.

    This year’s event registered 168 Classic Cars, featured live music by “The Sin Sisters Band” and was well attended by over 300 spectators.

    We offered free doughnuts and coffee, sold hot dogs and hamburgers with proceeds for the fundraiser and even had a Mister Softee Ice Cream truck at the show.

    Special show car owner raffle prizes and trophies were awarded with judging by Ted Aub and Jeff Vailette as follows:

    People’s Choice Winner: ’59 Chevy Apache Pickup Mark Bednaz
    Best In Show – ’59 Ford Skyliner Retractable Hardtop – Tom Massey
    Best Stock – ’59 Corvette – Paul Lirot
    Best Hot Rod – ’55 Chevy 210 – Tony Nuzzo
    Best Truck – ’31 Ford Model A Pickup – Al Roussel
    Best Muscle Car ’63 Chevy Nova – Alan Schabel
    Best Classic ’37 Cadillac – Paul Lavigne

    Special thanks to our Sponsors, Rotary Members & Volunteers, Van Wilgen’s Garden Center and Ted Aub & Bill Raccio for making our 4th annual show a success.

    For more info on Branford Rotary and future events, please visit: http://www.branfordrotary.org or email carshow@branfordrotary.org

    Branford Rotary Classic Car Show Committee
    David Chew, Traci Knapp, Jeff Vailette, Emily Granelli, Peter Cimino, Gary Gambardella, Milt Baisley, Dennis Malavasi, Brian Borgerson, Jim Carpenter, Bill Donaruma, Vince Ragonese.

    Annual Holiday Senior Dinner

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    at Various Locations

    Branford Town Holiday Parade

    Saturday, November 26, 2016
    5:00pm – 7:00pm
    from Branford High School to The Branford Green

    Thanksgiving Day Y-Run Race

    Thursday, November 24, 2016
    7:30am Registration
    at Walsh Intermediate School

    Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    12:00pm – 1:30pm

    Cook & Serve at “Patricia C. Andriole Family Day”

    TBD in 2016
    at The Branford Green

    Cook & Serve at “Take A Vet Fishing”

    TBD in 2016
    at Killam’s Point

    Third Annual Classic Car Show

    Sunday, August 21, 2016
    11:00am – 3:00pm
    Branford Alps Farmers Market
    17 Alps Rd, Branford, CT 06405

    2nd Annual Classic Car Show

    Sunday, August 23, 2015
    11:00am – 3:00pm
    at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center

    1st Annual Classic Car Show

    Sunday, September 14, 2014
    12:00pm – 4:00pm
    at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center