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Bethlehem Place holds fundraiser

Bethlehem Place holds fundraiser

By Joyce Godwin |   

Fifties and sixties music drifted across the pavilion at Frontier Park Saturday morning to provide background music for the Hot Dogs and Hot Rods event supporting Bethlehem Place. 

“Oh, Johnny get angry, Johnny get mad; Give me the biggest lecture I ever had; I want a brave man, I want a cave man; Johnny, show me that you care, really care for me” were just some of the lyrics that came from memory lane as attendees and car owners alike strolled between the cars on display.


There were classic Corvettes of several years and colors. Classic Impala’s in cherry condition, an old Mercury, an old Studebaker, and even a white Tesla. All of them were brought by their owners to compete in the car show. Some of the cars were restored and some were in their original state but all were shined and colorful with sparkling clean engines.

Prosper resident Byron Irby said he was there for the first time, and he’s already looking forward to going to the next one. Irby, a self-confessed car enthusiast said he drives a classic green Corvette that he hopes to enter in the next car show.


Betsy Winters, in her first year as Executive Director of Bethlehem Place, said the event came together because of the multitude of volunteers who wanted to support her and the event. They were board members of Bethlehem Place and others who care about the group’s mission of feeding the hungry in the Prosper area. 

Awards presented at the end of the car show follow:

Best Classic Muscle went to David Richard for his 1968 Blue Chevy Camaro; Best Modern Muscle went to Doug Light for his 2017 Corvette Grand Sport; Most Original went to Brandon Psenick for his 1987 Black Chevy IROC; Best Restoration went to Mark Dempsey for his 1940 Green Ford Coupe; Best Custom went to Gordon Crowe for his 1973 Corvette; Best Truck went to Cecil Derrick for his 1952 Gray Chevy Pickup; Best in Show went to Terry Box for his 1955 Purple Chevy; Kids’ Choice went to Mark Dempsey for his 1940 Green Ford Coupe; and the People’s Choice award went to John Prudent for his 1957 Red and White Ford.

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