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Lovers of classic cars show off their hot rods for a cause

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Giving back is at the forefront of the minds of the Wytheville community, as the town hosted its 3rd annual car show.

Every year, more than 60 car owners line up their hot rods outside of the Walmart parking lot to showcase classic cars and fund raise for the Children's Miracle Network.

"Our goals is for everybody to have a good time, and raise as much money as we can for those babies," Organizer of the car show, Roni Thompson said.

"It's helping the community, and helping the children. I think that's a good thing," Car enthusiast, Ronnie Lanter said.

One mother at the car show said if it wasn't for fundraisers, like the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, her nine-year-old, Sarah wouldn't be alive today.

"Sarah here was in for 19 days in Roanoke Memorial. I had preeclampsia. I was very sick, but she came out and if it wasn't for them, I don't know what we would do." Mother of Sarah Davis, Joyce Walk said.

For Thompson organizing the event every year matters because she wants every family to be healthy, just like her best-friend, Joyce and her daughter, Sarah.

"You never know what can happen. Like her having to have the helicopter ride to Roanoke hospital. She wouldn't have never been able to afford that," Thompson said.

The annual show has become a family affair.

"All of my family is great with that. My uncles, my aunts, my mom," Walk said.

If you would like to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, you can stop by any Walmart now until next Sunday, which will be July 19th.

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