Fun to be had at AJ Museum’s car show


WEBSTER—Do you have a snazzy muscle car or antique ride that you’d like to show off? Well, you’ll have your chance during the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum’s annual car show.

The Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum, located at 3576 Webster Pike, just four miles south of Grafton on US Route 119, will be hosting their annual car show on Saturday, September 2, which will feature live music, food, museum tours and 50/50 raffles.

Registration is $10 per car and will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Dash plaques will be issued to the first 50 cars.

“The is one of the major fundraisers that we do for the museum,” shared coordinator Olive Ricketts. “We are hoping for a good turn out this year.”

“This really helps with raising money for the winter months, to help cover the cost of our utility bills when tours slow down,” she added. “Even though it is winter, and tours don’t occur as often, we must keep the utilities on at the house to ensure it is properly maintained.”

Trophies will be awarded at 3:00 p.m., for the top cars in categories including Top 20, Anna Jarvis Choice and Best of Show.

During the event, live music will be provided by the Itty Bitty Band beginning at 1:00 p.m., and they will wow the audience for approximately an hour.

Ricketts revealed that the Anna Jarvis Museum will be selling hotdogs, pulled pork, chips, and other various goodies to guests of the event.

“We decided that this year we would sell food items, so that the money earned could be put to good use here at the museum,” explained Ricketts.

There will also be a Chinese auction, with items donated for baskets from many local businesses, according to Ricketts.

Goody bags and door prizes will also be given, as well.

“We want to stress to owners and showers that the Anna Jarvis Museum is not responsible for any accidents, losses or damages during the show,” noted Ricketts.

Be sure to stick around following the car show for another fun evening of Music in the Park. You won’t want to miss a night of music with the Anna Jarvis Stage Band, open mic performers and special guests.

“Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the music starts at 6:00 p.m.” Ricketts shared. “There will also be food and refreshments for sale during the evening. This is a family event, so please no alcohol.”

Music in the Park is another fundraising effort by organizers to help raise money for the upkeep of the historic home of Anna Jarvis. The cost of admission to the show is $6 per person and kids under 12 get in free.

“This will be one of the last Music in the Park events of the season,” Ricketts revealed. “The following Saturday, September 14 will be our final show, as well as our 50th show. We hope you will come out to help us celebrate another great season of music, food and fun!”

For more information concerning either the car show or Music in the Park, please contact Ricketts by phone at 304-265-5549.

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