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Car show: Best of show

John Kahaian’s 1955 Chevrolet Nomad is shown in this file photo. Applebee's of Hanford is hosting a car show Saturday morning to raise money for cancer research. 

HANFORD — A local eatery is inviting members of the community out to raise money for cancer research — whether they come by truck, car or bike.

Applebee’s of Hanford has announced that it will host an Auto, Truck and Bike Show from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Registration for participants begins at 6 a.m.

The show will raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit organization that raises money to cure pediatric cancer. The organization emerged  from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who in 2000, at 4 years old, announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Scott died in 2004 at the age of 8, but her dream lives on.

The early registration fee is $15 and includes one show vehicle entry, a breakfast entry, including pancakes, eggs, sausage and red potatoes with orange juice, water and coffee, as well as one raffle entry. Participants can also register day-of for $20. To register a vehicle, interested participants can call the restaurant at 583-8084 and ask to speak with a manager.

Additionally, attendance is free for spectators, who can purchase a breakfast ticket for $10 either in-advance by calling the location or in person, day-of. All proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund cutting-edge medical research.

Applebee’s is located at 1665 W. Lacey Blvd.

News Reporter

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