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Car Show Helps Local Family

A benefit car show hosted by local clubs at Rubright Racing on Saturday raised over $2,100 for Scott Grebe and his family.

 

Scott Grebe said his family grew a lot larger on Saturday.

Grebe, 43, of Pottstown, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and cannot work, was at a car show fund-raiser held in his honor at Rubright Racing, 826 North Lewis Road in Limerick. Rubright's donated their parking lot for the show.

The show raised over $2,100 to help Grebe and his family pay for growing medical, utility and other bills. 

"They're not just my friends anymore. They're my family," Grebe said of folks at the car show. "I'm floored. I'm amazed." 

Grebe said he was grateful for the show's organizers and participants.

"I thank them and everybody else that was here from the bottom of my heart," Grebe said. "It means a lot to me."

Event organizer Andrew Bealer, owner and president of Boyertown-based Wicked Effects Car Club, said he was pleased with the show's turnout. 

"It's absolutely amazing," Bealer said of support for the charity event -- which organizers created in roughly two weeks. 

"There's just a common bond with car clubs," said Don Villanova of Pottstown Classics Car Club, a cohost of the show, of folks at the event. 

Boobie Nation -- a local non-profit group that raises money and awareness to fight cancer and Trophy-n-Plaque Shack of Pottstown helped publicize and organize the event that was led by Wicked Effects. 

"(Grebe) was one of the first that joined our Facebook page," said Boobie Nation President Gwen Swinehart. The organization helped promote the car show to "give back" to Grebe, she said. "What better way to say, 'thanks.'"

To help: 

Donations can be made payable to Scott Grebe and mailed to Wicked Effects Car Club, 165 Sycamore Blvd, Stowe, PA, 19464.

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