Arpin Car Show gives back to veterans
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Whether or not you’re a veteran, or have a family member of a veteran, everyone can enjoy a great cause with the annual Arpin Car Show, hosted by the Arpin Advancement Organization.
The show proudly supports the Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization, which sends veterans to Washington D.C.
Of the 115 cars that made up the Arpin Auto Show, each had its own story. But hardly any were bigger than a 1948 Plymouth restored by veteran Dale Lindwall. It took Lindwall three years to get the car back in shape after 50 years of waiting. Once he finally restored it, he and his late wife donated it to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. After many doubters thought Lindwall couldn’t achieve his goal, he proved them wrong by raising enough money to send 87 veterans to DC.
As someone who was once part of the Honor Flight, he certainly knows the impact of the cause.
“It gives them the opportunity to get to these memorials, where in normal life they wouldn’t get there,” Lindwall said, “so we’re constantly fundraising to transport more and more veterans It’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
This year the War Room Museum in Marshfield sponsored the car show for the first time to raise more money and promote itself and the show. Given the nature of the museum, it seemed like a perfect match for them to help contribute to a good cause for veterans.
“We’re obviously honored to continue the story of what Dale started and history in general,” said Tyler Smazal, owner of the War Room Museum.
100% of the show’s proceeds are donated to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Last year, the show raised $1,603 and sent three veterans to DC Their goal is only growing to help more veterans.
If you would like to donate to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, click here.
To learn more about the War Room Museum, click here.
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