ROCKINGHAM — The front lawn of Richmond County Hospice will be filled with classic and modern cars and trucks Saturday — weather permitting.
Hospice will be hosting its third Cool Cars for a Cause car, truck and motorcycle show as one of the organization’s fundraising efforts. The event is sponsored by Watson-King Funeral Home.
Cool Cars for a Cause started in 2019, but Hospice had to cancel the event in both 2020 and 2021 due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year’s event, which raised $4,200, featured vehicles ranging from old coupes to muscle cars to mini trucks to motorcycles.
Awards will be given for the top 25 autos and top five motorcycles selected by participants. This year’s trophies bear the event’s logo. The winners for Best of Show and Director’s Choice will be chosen by judges and Hospice staff.
Registration runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Entry costs are $20 for the first vehicle and $10 for each additional vehicle.
As for food, Hospice will be selling hot dogs and there will be two food trucks on site — Taco Factory and Smokin Deez BBQ.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
The National Weather Service, as of Wednesday afternoon, is calling for a 40% chance of showers before 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Julie Woody, public relations director, said that a potential rain date will be decided on Thursday and the final call will be made on Saturday and posted to the Richmond County Hospice Facebook page.
Hospice’s largest fundraiser, Dancing with the Stars, raised around $140,000 combined in 2019 and 2022. DWTS this year is currently planned for Sept. 23 at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet.