Alexandria car show to benefit fire department, other groups

“We are trying to make it more of a family-orientated deal,” said Nick Rehorst, Alexandria Fire chief.

The car show, which had 83 entries, was a fundraiser for the fire department.

The event was open to “anything with wheels on it,” this included trucks, cars, tractors and even a lawn mower.

The funds raised will be used for equipment, according to Rehorst.

“We applied for a grant and we have to match that up to 20 percent, so we will use the money to help that,” Rehorst said.

Chuck Oster, of Mitchell, brought his 1964 Dodge Dart to the show, it was his first time coming to the event in Alexandria.

“It’s close by and wanted to advertise the car a little bit,” Oster said when asked why he came to the event. “I haven’t had a chance to get it out until this year.”

The nice weather was also an added bonus.

“It’s just a nice day to be outside,” Oster said.

The fire department in conjunction with help of the Hanson School sponsored a dunk tank in which teachers and fire department members took part in being dunked.

All the funds received from a free-will donation for the dunk tank will go toward creating ADA accessible playground at the school.

The Little Tykes Daycare sponsored the craft fair, bouncy houses and the kids barrel ride.

The fire department added this event in hopes of bringing more events to the town.

“It’s more to bring something to Alexandria,” Rehorst said, “and who doesn’t like looking at cars?”