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Car Show for a Cause Tenth Annual Kidde-Fenwal Relay for Life Car Show Sept. 9

It might be a 1966 Mustang convertible, or a 1941 Chevrolet pick-up, or maybe it will be a rebuilt hot-rod. 

One thing’s for certain, on Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the grassy grounds of Kidde-Fenwal at 400 Main St. in Ashland, is that you’ll see lots of love, care and detailing that went into a host of participating vehicles at the Kidde-Fenwal’s Relay for Life Car Show. The event is held to raise funds for the Relay for Life of Ashland and Holliston. 

“The first year we had 60 cars, last year we had 280 cars, and we will probably break 300 this year. We have a huge lawn area, and these guys love having grass as opposed to parking on a paved parking lot” said Peter Kamitian, Relay for Life Team Captain for Kidde-Fenwal.

When it comes to raising money for the American Cancer Society, Kidde-Fenwal, which produces fire detection, suppression and temperature controls equipment for commercial, industrial applications for over eight decades, doesn’t play around. They’ve been the top fundraising team for the Ashland/Holliston Relay for the last nine years. The Company Relay for Life Team has raised over $280K over the past 10 years.

The car show, said Kamitian, is one of the team’s biggest fundraisers. Participating vehicle owners pay $10 to enter the show. People who want to see the cars can get in free, and they can enjoymusic by DJ, Bryan Rivas Depaz, as well as a 50/50 raffle, breakfast and lunch items cooked up by the Ashland Lions, as well as ice cream from an ice cream truck. 

“100% of the proceeds is going to go to the American Cancer Society, our DJ donates his time, the band donates their time, and the company pays for other expenses. You can bring your whole family to it. The atmosphere is positive, because the folks who bring their vehicles to show are the most down to earth people, so friendly” said Kamitian.

Over 100 Trophies / Awards will be given for some of the outstanding vehicles.  

 “So many people have been impacted by cancer,” said Kamitian, who said employees and others seem eager to help raise funds for this cause. 

“We’re making a difference, and I’m absolutely amazed,” he added. 

Anyone with questions can contact Peter Kamitian at 774-279-0497 or email [email protected].