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Car show in Forsyth County aids Relay for Life

CUMMING — Forsyth County School Food and Nutrition Services is holding its annual Relay for Life car show Saturday at the Board of Education building on Dahlonega Highway.

The event, which is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., can draw more than 100 cars.

“It’s fun, it’s very upbeat,” said Lynn Gilder with food and nutrition services. “There are families, there are children running around. We have all kinds of cars. We have some from all the way back to the ’30s.”

All of the funds raised will go toward the department’s Relay for Life team, according to Gilder. Relay for Life is set for May 7 at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

“We do it as an effort,” she said. “Our whole food service from all the different schools, our cafeteria mangers and staff, we all pitch in and give out time … to make this event as successful as it has been.”

Gilder said the event goes back eight years.

“Cancer hits everyone, it doesn’t matter who you are,” Gilder said. “It can hit from a friend to a family member, and it affects all of us.”

There will also be music, games and concessions Saturday, and awards will be given to certain vehicles. A “rain date” of March 26 has been set, though Gilder is hopeful the weather will cooperate.

“We plan on having it even if it is overcast or a little rainy that morning,” she said. “As long as it’s not pouring down rain, we still plan on having it.”