Cruise-in brings crowd to New Midland for SCHAS

The SCHAS Cruise-in brought out some special cars. Admiring a car from the past are Alex and Keith Dailey.

Photo by Jenifer Clark

The SCHAS Cruise-in brought out some special cars. Admiring a car from the past are Alex and Keith Dailey.

Classic cars rolled into Alcoa for a good cause in late May when Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service hosted the Cruising in the Foothills Car Show.

The two-day event May 20 and 21 featured cars, food and arts and crafts vendors for a community day at the New Midland Plaza in Alcoa.

Ilene Blake, co-chair and president of the board of SCHAS, said organizers were proud of the turnout. “For our first time, we think it was very successful and we are going to do it next year,” Blake said. “It got the word out about who we are and what we do. It was nice to have everyone come out and see the cars and listen to the bands and just hang out.”

Blake said organizers also were happy with the amount of money raised. “We netted $2,800, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but for the first time doing something, it was pretty good,” she said.

In addition to judging the cars in several categories, there was entertainment. The John Titlow Band and Southern Breeze performed.

Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service SCHAS is located at 323 Whitecrest Drive, Maryville. Judy Timbs, director of SCHAS, said the organization serves the elderly and disabled in Blount County who want to maintain their independence and dignity by continuing to live in their own home or a home environment. Caregivers provide non-medical services to match the individual’s needs.

Sponsors for the event included: BankEast, The Rush, Foothills Bank and Trust, Topside Wine and Spirits, the John Titlow Bank, Blount County Rescue Squad, Lowe’s Drugs, Ingram, Overholt and Bean, Southern Breeze Band, WIMZ-103.5, WIVK, Brenda Prater Sellers and Blount Today.

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