HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Early Saturday, Wiregrass 2-1-1 held a kids fall festival and car show and the Houston County Farm Center.
There, kids could enjoy games set up by non-profit organization booths, inflatables, and food, while parents could enjoy the car show and music, all for free.
“A lot of things going on. Just a day to get out with the family, enjoy yourself, and have a good time, and not have to worry about spending a whole lot of money,” David Duke, Executive Director of Wiregrass 2-1-1 said.
Wiregrass 2-1-1 is a non-profit organization that helps connect people to organizations and services that can help them, usually focused on health and human services.
This is an annual event that the organization puts on, with this being the 2nd year of them partnering with the car show.
“We do this every year. Wiregrass 2-1-1 they work off of donations, and so we do this event every year, and all the proceeds for this show go to wiregrass 2-1-1 to help with their needs and what they need for day to day basis,” Gene Sims car show coordinator said.
The car show had over 30 cars, trucks, and service vehicles including fire trucks, helicopters, and police trucks.
A major reason Wiregrass 2-1-1 puts on this event is to give visibility to local non-profit organizations, and make the public more aware of how they can help and be helped by these organizations.
“This, you know, the non-profits, it gives them a chance to be able to let people know that, hey we’re here. This is what we do in the community. This is what we can do to help you in the future. It’s a wonderful, wonderful event for them,” Duke said.
With awards given out and raffle winners drawn at 1 p.m., organizers say the event was very successful.