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Friday, 14 October 2016 22:20

Cooper Education Center Car Show Draws Hundreds

Written by Emily Burkhard,

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (18 NEWS)--Cooper Education Center held their annual Car Show Fundraiser on campus in Painted Post on Sunday.

"It's to benefit their [students] activity clubs; like with our class, it helps buy tool boxes for seniors," Auto tech teacher Jim Dekoeyer said.


"It helps out with supplementing some of the money for field trips," Auto body teacher Brian McDonnell said.


"Also, we would do class t-shirts and things of that nature, so it helps out with the funds being tighter with schools; as it's been, you know, it helps supplement and make the money go a lot further," McDonnell said.


There were around 200 vehicles in the show from a variety of makes, models and years.


"So we get a wide mix of vehicles that are here," McDonnell said.


"We had one register today that I think was pre-1920 and then we have things that are brand-new that basically people can drive off the lot. So almost a 100 year mix of vehicles that are here," he said.


Though the main attractions were the cars, officials say it wasn't just auto body and tech students at the show on Sunday.


"We have actually the auto body, auto tech, culinary arts, criminal justice and digital media arts programs that are all involved with this show," Dekoeyer said.


"A lot of families coming in; lots of young little kids," McDonnell said.


"It's just good to see parents getting their little ones into the car scene," he said.


If being at the show inspired anyone to take a few classes, they were in the right spot.


"We have BOCES program information available. It's not just necessarily on students going to offer adult classes and things like that, so this information is there," McDonnell said.


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