Hedrick car show gives back to the community

The vintage car show, as part of Hedrick Barbeque Days, raises money for boy scouts and firefighters.

The town of Hedrick, Iowa looks forward to its annual Barbeque Days each year, but this year brought a little something different.

For the first time, the town held a vintage car show, with over 26 cars participating and 20 awards given out for categories like best paint, best engine, best in show and people's choice. The show was hosted by Jerry Bride, who has done similar shows in Ottumwa, but never before in Hedrick.

Bride moved to Hedrick just last year and was overwhelmed by the help he got putting everything together. So in return, all of the proceeds and entry fees from Saturday afternoon's event will go back towards supporting the local Boy Scouts and firefighters.

"Firemen don't get that much money and the scouts, the money they're taking in will send kids to camp and help buy them uniforms, just stuff like that," Bride said. "So as long as I can help the kids."

Hedrick Barbeque Days continues into Saturday night and Sunday, June 23. To see a full list of events, visit the Barbeque Days Facebook page.