Charity Car Show Looks To Help Family Of Two Children Injured In Shelby County House Fire
WALDRON, Ind. -- Two children, who were critically injured in a house fire back in September are improving, but their family lost everything they own in the fire. A local car club is doing something about it.
The two kids, a 9-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, along with their father, Ben Taylor, are still in the hospital in critical but much better condition. They were hurt in a fire at their home in the 100 block of W. Pearl Street in Waldron at around midnight back on September 27th.
Don Goodwin, who works with Taylor, says that medical bills along with many other costs are mounting for the family. In an effort to help eliviate the expenses, he and his club of classic car enthusiasts, the Poor Boys Car Club, are putting on a car show. All the money raised is going to help the Taylor family.
"They have nothing. Absolutely nothing," Goodwin said. "So I decided the only thing I can do was hold a benefit car show."
As part of the Poor Boys Car Club in Shelby County, Goodwin says he puts on car show all the time. He says their latest show to benefit the Taylor family will be at Waldron High School on October 21st from 8am-to-2pm.
If you are a fellow classic car enthusiast and would like to participate, Goodwin says registration is just $10 per car. He says trophies will be awarded for various competitions to those who register.
"If I can get 30 cars to show up, that would be great," says Goodwin. "It's $10 a car, if I can get 30 cars, that's not a lot of money, but enough to cover gas for them (the Taylors) to get to and from doctors appointments and will also help with their medical bills."
If you don't have a car to register and just want to come to have fun, Goodwin says they're planning to have food and other fun for you and your family and will also be taking donations for the Taylor family.
(PHOTO: Courtesy of Don & Deborah Goodwin)