Megan Berry, a secretary for the volunteer fire department, said members of the agency have tried selling Boston Butts, calendars and even asking for donations at road intersections in years past.
“We wanted to try to do something different so we could get more community involvement this time,” she said.
Berry said a member of Curry Fire and Rescue was involved with the Mike Beasley Memorial Poker Run, and he brought up the idea for a fundraiser for the firefighters.
The Bealey Poker Run, which honors a resident who died in a 2001 boating accident, has gone on for a decade at Smith Lake. This year it raised more than $40,000 for rescue teams and organizations around Smith Lake.
According to Berry, Curry Fire and Rescue is responsible for 58-square miles that span as far as Winston County. The population of that area can be as many as 10,000 people when vacationers come to Smith Lake, Berry sasid.
The car show and poker run will be held at Curry Plaza at 5100 Curry Highway. Registration for both events starts at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for each or $30 to register for both. The poker run will last from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. while the car show will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berry said all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles will be welcome at the show. The event will also include raffle tickets for prizes and gift cards donated by local businesses as well as games and face painting for children. The winners of the raffle will be announced at 4 p.m.
For more information about Curry Fire and Rescue’s First Annual Car Show and Poker Run, call (205) 387-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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