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9th annual Car & Bike Show to benefit Carthage elementary students

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This afternoon's 9th annual Car & Bike Show in Carthage will benefit Carthage Elementary School students.

Hosted by the Carthage Nazarene Church, all donations and registration fees from the show will go to Carthage Bright Futures to fund the purchase of 500 backpacks for children who may not otherwise be able to afford them by next school year.

Many car owners say they are glad their registration fees are giving back to the community.

"I was an underprivileged child when I was younger, because there were 7 of us, so we didn't always get a new one," said Tyler Farnsworth, car owner.  "Sometimes we had duct tape on our backpacks and pencils that we'd been using for a couple years, so it's nice to know that the children get given back to."

"By helping the kids get back to school, it will help them understand that it's important to stay in school and to do as well as they can," said Dustin Ledford, lead pastor of Carthage Nazarene Church.

More than 2,000 people turned out for an afternoon of free food, inflatables for the kids, music and a look at a variety of classic vehicles.
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