Hot cars spark good cause
The rain showers broke up just enough to allow the Papas Toys car collection open house to attract hundreds of people on Saturday.
The annual event is a fundraiser for Doernbecher Childrens Hospital that features dozens of unusual cars street rods, classics, race cars and customized cars in addition to the 180 cars collected by Papas Toys late owner and founder, John Davis.
The open house was launched in 1997 as a way to help raise funds for the childrens hospital. The family started the fundraising event because some of the Davis family members had required care at Doernbechers.
Help us help sick kids is the theme of the open house, which is always held on the second Saturday in May at the Papas Toys warehouse, 495 N. Holladay Street in Cornelius.
The goal has been to average about $20,000 a year, and we did it again this year, said Troy Davis, son of John Davis. It was a good day. I look at this as a community event. It does good, and I like to see people and families come out and see the cars.
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