Neighbors, proud car owners, car enthusiasts, students and staff came together to support local career and technical education students during the Seventh Annual Car Show held at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus in Chester County, PA.
The event, held on Saturday, Sept. 28, combined unique vehicles, food, music and raffles with all proceeds raised going to TCHS student scholarships.
“The car show is a community event that keeps growing bigger and better every year,” said TCHS Pickering Campus Principal Joseph Fullerton. “The support for our students has been so strongly expressed today, from the cars that arrived hours early, the number of vehicles present, the 20-plus alumni that returned to campus to the current students and staff who volunteered their time and energy to ensure the event was a success,” he added.
In between directing traffic, assisting with registration and providing and serving food, TCHS Pickering students spent the day interacting with the community and learning from the car owners.
Frequent car show participant, Tom Badman, was excited to have the opportunity to enter his 1931 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe in a more local competition: “I live right down the street, so I’m thrilled to participate in an event I enjoy that also directly benefits my community. Unlike at other car shows, I’ve been able to meet fellow car enthusiasts from my neighborhood and share my automotive restoration experience with these exceptional students.”
The TCHS Car Show marked the first time that many of the participants and attendees visited the TCHS Pickering Campus.
“We knew that the TCHS campuses work with the local school districts and had heard that the students here do amazing work in their programs, so we wanted to meet them, contribute to their success and see the school first-hand,” said Matthew and Barbara Boyle. “This has also been a great opportunity for me to connect with other classic car owners and see how they’ve maintained their vehicles, as I own a 1963 Panel Truck that I’ve been working on,” added Boyle.
As a young family in the Phoenixville community, John Hammond and his wife were also thrilled to attend an event where they could support a good cause and entertain their children.