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Carthage Car Show Raises Money for Down Syndrome

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Four-states celebrates the 10th anniversary of “World Down Syndrome Day” at a family fun car show in Carthage.

The event hopes to raise awareness about the genetic disorder, as well as to raise money for the "Step Up For Down Syndrome" walk and fundraiser in Springfield this summer.

Vendors presented their cars and sold hot dogs, baked goods, and small trinkets along with a silent auction to donate proceeds to the cause.

We spoke to organizer Sandra Evans whose ten year old daughter, Jolena, has Down Syndrome. She says her goal is to kick-start the conversation about Down Syndrome in the region.

"Money-wise it really doesn't matter to me. I hope we have quite a bit, but it's the awareness and getting together because we don't really have this around here. I don't think there's anybody that's ever done this before. So we just wanted everybody to start getting together and knowing that Down Syndrome is nothing to be scared of," says Evans.

The cars ranged from antique Chevy's to new Corvettes, all brought in from the presenters at the Maple Leaf Car Show. 
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