Tri-Five of WNY hosts show to raise money for AROCC
BY: Kaitlin Fritz, Community Papers of WNY | June 27, 2013
The 38th annual Tri-Five Car Event of the Summer will once again be held in Clarence.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 spectators can view a variety of different trucks and cars at the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence.
Donna Oun, who has been a chairperson for the event for 18 years, said the show came to the Great Pumpkin Farm about five years ago when the previous location had been sold and they were forced to move.
The show attracts about 500 to 600 cars each year from Western New York and beyond and about 1200 spectators.
Although the show is sponsored by Tri-Five of WNY, it is open to all makes and models of trucks and cars.
Tri-Five is a club made up of car owners of 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevys, which is where the name of the club comes from.
Oun will be bringing her 1957 Chevy, which she has owned for 24 years.
Car owners from Canada and Pennsylvania often make the trip to Clarence for the car event and this year, an owner is driving up from Georgia to enter the show.
For those who’d like to participate in the show, registration will be held the morning of the event and the cost per car is $15.
Admission for spectators is $8 and children younger than 12 years old can enjoy the show free of admission.
There will be several food vendors, a Chinese auction, and a 50/50 raffle. New this year will be the kid’s zone to help keep the little ones entertained. There will also be a small flea market for shoppers.
The money raised at the car event will benefit The Association for Research of Childhood Cancer.
Tri-Five of WNY has been raising money for this organization as long as Oun can think of and more than $123,000 has been donated in the past.
Oun encourages people from all of WNY to come out and support AROCC and Tri-Five WNY
by attending the car show.
“It feels great. It’s a good cause and they do a lot of research and have helped a lot of kids over the years,” said Oun. “It’s nice to know that we can give grants to the doctors to do that.”
For more information on the event, call Oun at 634-1149.