The Paulding County Senior Center is hosting their 12th annual Car Show on Sunday, September 11th from 2-5 p.m. on the beautiful Paulding County Courthouse Square. Food, raffles, music and beautiful cars will be available for all to enjoy. Registration for cars will start at 12:30. Thanks to the many sponsors, there will be over 45 awards given out to car owners. A special time to remember the events of 9/11 will take place at 3 p.m. All motorized vehicles allowed. Holding the banner in front of the may raffle gifts, is Marsha Yeutter, Director and Roy Phlipot, Board Member. (Photo/Paulding County Senior Center)

The Paulding County Senior Center will be hosting its 12th annual car show this Sunday from 2-5 p.m. around the courthouse square. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and costs $10 per vehicle entered.

The first show was held in 2010. “The lady I hired to work in the office was a car buff,” said Marsha Yeutter, director of the senior center. “She suggested that a car show would be a way for the center to make extra money. We’re a county entity and have to be careful with our budget, so we tried the fundraiser. It was so successful we kept doing it.” The lady Yeutter was referring to was Cindy Kennedy.

“That first year we had 77 cars enter the show,” Yeutter said. “It’s grown every year and our largest total was 127 cars. We usually average about 70 vehicles each year but when the weather’s bad we still have about 50.”

Yeutter added that there are nine awards to be given out this year. “We take all motorized vehicles,” she said. “We’ve had Cushman’s, motorcycles and lots and lots of cars of all kinds. Our four-judge panel chooses the winners, based on conversations with the owners and the condition of the vehicles. We don’t really have any specific categories.”

The car show is always held the second Sunday of September. “One year we moved it out to the fairgrounds so we’d have more room,” Yeutter said. “But most of the people said they’d rather be downtown around the beautiful courthouse square, so we moved it back up here.”

This year’s show will include vehicles of all kinds, food, music by Larry Colley, and over $1,500 worth of raffle prizes. All proceeds will be used for Senior Center programs. “I want to give a huge thank-you to all our sponsors over the years,” Yeutter said. “Without them this car show wouldn’t be possible.”

For more information on the show, contact Marsha Yeutter at the Senior Center or by phone, 419-399-3650.

Judy Wells is a staff writer for The Paulding County Progress. She can be reached at progress@progressnewspaper.org.