More than 200 people were revved and ready to check out some distinct, sleek, sporty cars as the Corvette Club of the Palm Beaches hosted a car show with a little nod to Halloween at AutoNation Chevrolet in Greenacres in late October.
It was a win-win for Corvette aficionados who not only got to see some of Palm Beach County’s finest cars, but also got to be good Samaritans by helping to support the local nonprofit Quantum House.
“The dual purpose of the event is to give back to the community through local nonprofits and Quantum House was graciously chosen,” said Elizabeth Portmess, development coordinator for Quantum House. “Not only are proceeds from the event donated directly to the House, but a lucky family gets the honor of choosing a car for a special Quantum House prize, the only one of its kind.”
Corvette owners from all across Palm Beach County showed up to show off their cars and compete for bragging rights in a competition that would announce winners in these categories: Best in Show, Best Costume, Best Decorated Car and AutoNation Chevrolet’s Choice.
Car owners, their cars and even the guests dressed as monsters, princesses and more – all were decked out in their Halloween gear.
“Everyone had a great time,” Portmess said. “The car owners were handing out candy and allowing children to sit in their cars to take pictures. The costumes were also a lot of fun. I think being able to sit in the cars was their favorite part.”
The funds raised for Quantum House will provide a safe haven for families whose children are undergoing treatment for serious medical issues. Money raised provides essentials – linens, pantry items, laundry items and the like – needed to care for their guests.
“We are grateful to have the Corvette Club of the Palm Beaches in our community,” said Megan Lewis, outreach coordinator for Quantum House. “Our guests enjoy attending their events every year because of the family-friendly atmosphere.”