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Annual Car Show to benefit special needs children

By Rebecca Lane - bio | email

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Folks in Paragould got revved up for a car show with a cause.

The 3rd annual Car Show was held at the Paragould Community Center to benefit the Greene County Special Needs Association, Inc.  President Jerry Cunningham says the amount of people who came out today just shows how much support there is in the community.

Cunningham, who has a child with cerebral palsy and autism, says the show was not only for his child, but for every child in Greene County with special needs.  He does not want any parent or family member to feel as if they are the only ones with a special needs child.  The organization is there to help.

The idea for the car show was spear-headed by the Crowley's Ridge Cruisers who approached Cunningham about a way they could help to raise money for the GCSNA.  Thanks to their efforts, the money raised will go towards field trips and supplies for special needs children. 

Cunningham encourages anyone who needs to talk, ask questions, or just needs support to come to their monthly meetings.  The GCSNA holds meetings the 2nd Monday of every month.  The Association helps families financially and also helps to find local resources for any problem the families might face.

The meetings are held at the Paragould Community Center at 3404 Linwood Drive. 

For contact information, call Jerry Cunningham at (870) 239-2587.

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