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Hundreds of cars coming to Mooseheart on Saturday

Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013 2:26 p.m. CST
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The St. Charles Corvette Club with its strong history of putting together large automotive events, is hosting a show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mooseheart in honor of both the 100th anniversary of St. Charles Lodge 1368 and the July 27 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mooseheart.

MOOSEHEART – Hundreds of cars, motorcycles and trucks of all kinds will be on the campus of Mooseheart Child City & School on Saturday for what could be the largest car show in the history of the campus.

The St. Charles Corvette Club will host the show – which is free to the public – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mooseheart, which is at Mooseheart Road and Route 31, between Batavia and North Aurora. The event will be in honor of both the 100th anniversary of St. Charles Lodge 1368 and the July 27 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mooseheart.

All proceeds from the event will support the ongoing $10 million Mooseheart School Renovation Project.

“We’re doing as much as we possibly can for this effort,” show coordinator Dominic Fracasso said. “It’s a wonderful cause.”

Like many of the St. Charles Corvette Club members, Fracasso is a Moose member, so holding this year’s show on the Mooseheart campus became a marriage of many things the club members appreciate.

“We switched our meeting place to the St. Charles Moose Lodge last year, and they were nice enough to let us meet there once a month for no charge,” Fracasso said. “Since then, we’ve been learning about the Moose, and every year we want to do something to give back.”

If the weather is good, it could break the 205-vehicle record for the largest show in Mooseheart’s history.

“Everyone is so energized,” Fracasso said. “I’m targeting 250 for a first-year car show of this nature.”

All cars, trucks and motorcycles are eligible for this show. Classic, rebuilt, stock and original vehicles are all eligible for entry.

The registration fee is $20 per vehicle, of which 100 percent goes to Mooseheart. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be announced at 3 p.m.

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