Cars for Kids will go on

Cars for Kids will go on
By: Wes Wallace

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Despite last weekend's tragedy in Selmer, Tennessee organizers of the local Cars for Kids event in Cape Girardeau and Harrisburg plan to keep their car shows on the calendar.
"For us at this point to turn our backs on those kids, I don't feel it would be the right thing to do," said Gene Church with the Cars for Kids event in Harrisburg.  "We don't know what happened on Saturday, but we're all very sad.  Our hearts are full of grief for those people and their families."
Even before the accident in Selmer that killed six people and injured more than 20 others, organizers of the Cape show decided not to have a parade or allow burn offs.
"Safety is our main concern, "  said Rick Farmer with the event.  "We're not going to have a hot rod tour or parade because there's not room or the facilities to do it safely."
The Cars for Kids event in Cape Girardeau will be August 17-18.
According to organizers, the Cars for Kids event raised more than $2 million as of the first of the year.