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by Kathleen Pulek
Bathed in glorious spring sunshine, the Summer Knights 22nd Annual Benefit Car Show and Swap Meet attracted thousands of spectators and hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage cars, New England Antique racers and customs on Sunday at the Berlin Fair Grounds.
“We’ve got great weather, and it’s a great day for a great cause,” a smiling Summer Knights president John Jarush said. “We were at about 500 cars at 10:45 am, and cars were still lined up and rolling in for registration.
“This is our 7th show here at the fair grounds. We used to hold our show at Sherry Cup in Berlin, and when they went out of business, we moved over here. We decided to add the Swap Meet a couple of years ago and that’s been growing each year.
“The show’s proceeds will fund two scholarships for Berlin High School students. We’ll provide turkey and ham dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we’re also looking for a young person from the area who could use some help,” according to Jarush. “We always do a local charity and we’ve been able to help a lot of kids and local families over the years.”