West prepares for annual car show to help the West Ambulance Association

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 17:28:08-04

The city of West is expecting hundreds of car lovers for the second annual Small Town Showdown Car Show.

People from all over Texas and other states, including Oklahoma, are heading to downtown West for the car show.

About 175 people were registered to show off their cars as of Friday afternoon, but organizers are expecting up to 300 on Saturday.

"First off, we love cars and so many people love cars. The second thing is, we want to help people and between all the people with the cars and wanting to help people, it's a perfect mix," Steve Vanek, co-chair for the second annual Small Town Showdown, said.

All of the money from the event will go to the West Volunteer Ambulance Association, which was devastated after the 2013 deadly explosion. 

"They are still recovering and we want to help them along getting closer to being whole like they were before the blast and that's our purpose this weekend," Vanek said.

Last year the event raised $10,000 for the "Fallen Heroes Memorial." 

The event kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be bounce houses and activities for the kids, as well as live music and food.

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