By BRAD KELLAR
For the past decade, anyone with an affinity for automobiles, classic to current, has scheduled the Roger Krodle Memorial Car Show on their calendar.
The 10th annual event is scheduled next Saturday, July 13 at Family Fellowship Church in Greenville, which is also the sponsor for this year's show.
The show, one of the biggest benefit car shows in North Texas, typically draws a large crowd of entrants — a total of 86 vehicles were registered last year — with proceeds from the event going to benefit the Hunt County Special Olympics Booster Club.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with judging starting at 11 a.m. and the awards presented at 2 p.m.
First and second places will be awarded in 20 classes of automobiles, from antiques to 90s and Up cars and trucks, with special prizes awarded for best car, best truck, best rat rod, best of show, Krodle Family pick and the Special Olympics pick. There is a $20 registration fee and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 paid registrants.
Krodle himself was an automobile enthusiast. A plumbing contractor and member of the Greenville Antique Car Club, Krodle died in July 2003. His favorites were included as part of his funeral service and the memorial show came about after his wife mentioned she was going to miss attending the events.
Those wanting more information can call 903-453-4802 or visit the web site at www.krodlecarshow.com.