You know what they say about the best laid plans. Well, sometimes Mother Nature isn’t in the mood to cooperate with plans.

The Paulding County Senior Center car show, scheduled for Sept. 18, was canceled because of rain. “We did have 26 cars and their drivers show up,” said Marsha Yeutter, director of the Center. “But then we had to cancel because of the heavy rain.”

However, all is not lost. The show has been rescheduled for Oct. 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the Senior Center parking lot. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10, but there will be no charge if you were one of the 26 drivers who showed up with the same car you’ll be showing at the event in October.

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

“That first year we had 77 cars entered in 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 even when the weather’s bad we still usually have about 50.”

Yeutter added that there are several 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 the condition of the vehicles and conversations with the owners. We don’t really have any specific categories.”

This year’s rescheduled show will be held in the Senior Center parking lot, rather than around the courthouse. “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 last year.”

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 concluded. “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.