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Grand Dominion’s Popular 2017 Classic Car Show Collects Record Numbers of Food, School Supplies, Donations to Benefit Food Pantry, Flood Victims

Grand Dominion by Del Webb recently hosted its 9th Annual Cruisin’ with the Classics Car Show. The popular event surpassed past years’ fundraising and turnout attracting more than 900 visitor! Thanks to the community support Grand Dominion event organizers collected 4 truckloads of food, school supplies, cleaning supplies and raised a record $6,827 in donations for the Fremont Township Food Pantry and to lend assistance to area flood victims.

“Every year the Grand Dominion Car Show helps the Fremont Township Food Pantry meet the growing needs in our community providing more assistance than any other organization in the area,” said Fremont Township Supervisor Diana O’Kelly.

“All donations will go directly to help local flood victims, our neighbors, including low-income seniors, and those who are unemployed and underemployed. The Fremont
Food Pantry relies solely on local businesses and residents to operate,” O’Kelly explained.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of generosity from local and area businesses, 231 car owners, visitors, and our Grand Dominion residents,” said Bob Giles, who heads the
volunteer committee that conducts the show. “This year, we had a large increase in Business Donors and Sponsors who helped to offset costs and provide prizes. 94 donors from
Mundelein and surrounding communities and 11 sponsors joined with us to provide a fun family activity while supporting a great cause,” Giles said.

Bob Giles founded the Car Show in 2008 and has recruited Grand Dominion resident volunteers, steadily growing the group to more than 94 for this year’s event. “There were so many rare,
hand-made and exotic cars, volunteers, and friendly visitors all of whom helped to make this year’s show such a success,” said Julie McFarlin, Grand Dominion’s Lifestyle Director.

“This event is so much fun every year, but we especially are proud to help the Fremont Food Pantry and local flood victims this year,” McFarlin added.

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