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September 25, 2002

This year's Basehor Car Show may have been the best in the event's six-year history, Car Show organizer Bob Purtee said.

"It was a full house all-day," he said.

Approximately 8,000 people visited the Car Show Sunday, Sept. 22, at Basehor-Linwood High School.

More than 250 cars, trucks and motorcycles entered this year's contest, and 120 of those entries were awarded prizes.

Also awarded to contestants this year were four memorial trophies in honor of area residents Linda Hill, Glenna Brassfield, Matthew Lee Jones and Rob Painer.

The memorial award winners were picked by the families of those who the awards were named after.

The Basehor Car Show is an annual event coordinated by area volunteers.

Proceeds from the show go toward funding Project Grad, a non-alcoholic, post-graduation party for BLHS students.

"I would like to thank the Project Grad parents that came out and donated time to help," Purtee said, giving thanks to Steve and Marsha Piersol, Jack Brock, Ron Lutes, Mike McDowell, Scott McKinley, Cindy Turner, and Lynn and Randy Lane.

But Purtee wanted to give special thanks to volunteer Jeanie Lowe, who went above and beyond what she was asked.

"She just did a lot to help make the Car Show special," Purtee said.

The public also supported this year's Car Show in record fashion.

"The people that came out made it all the more special," he said. "It was a really good day and a really neat atmosphere."

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