Car show helps Lima’s Veterans Food Pantry

Car show helps Lima’s Veterans Food Pantry

Marty McCaslin, a veteran from Lima, gets his 2017 Corvette show-ready at the Veterans Car Show on Saturday afternoon at Reineke Ford Lincoln in Lima. A wide variety of vehicles were on display at the Veterans Car Show at Reineke Ford Lincoln in Lima on Saturday. LIMA — Marty McCaslin, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1972, shined the wheels of his 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport on Saturday. “This is my fourth Corvette. It’s part of the family anymore,” he said. He was one of the entries in this year’s Veterans Car Show at Reineke Ford Lincoln on Saturday. The show supports the Veterans Food Pantry of Northwest Ohio. “Any time we get anything that’s beneficial to the community that we can put our cars out and show our cars, we’re there,” said McCaslin, of Lima. The help is appreciated. “It brings your thoughts back to the humanity that we all have in us. The veterans need so much, and this is a little way that everyone can give to them,” said Anita Glenn, volunteer at the Veterans Food Pantry. The food pantry depends on events like Saturday’s car show to help it out and thus help the veterans. “We serve the veteran, his spouse, anyone that lives with them, the surviving spouse,” Glenn said. “We serve around 300 families a month, and every month it seems like we increase, especially around the holidays. We really see new people that come in who hear about the pantry. We give out 30 pounds of food and roughly $30 worth of food.” The Veterans Car Show is something the Reineke Ford Lincoln dealership strongly supports. “We partnered with Mike Copeland and UAW Local 1219, who wanted to do something for the community, just helping the Veterans […]

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