Roxana fire company showcasing the classics this weekend

Date Published: 
Nov. 10, 2017

Classic cars and tractors will be pulling in to the Roxana Volunteer Fire Department parking lot on Saturday for the fire company’s first Classic, Antique Car and Tractor Show.

Ladies Auxiliary president Nellie Shaffer said the fire company is excited to host its first car and tractor show — and is hoping for a great event for both participants and spectators. She said “we were trying to come up with other ways to raise funds” and the car show was suggested by a member of the fire company.

Another member who has a classic car and goes to shows with it suggested picking a date when there were no other shows in the area, and that is how the Nov. 11 date was chosen, Shaffer said. Tractors were added, she said, because someone said, “how about tractors, too, this is Sussex County!” Shaffer said.

As the details have come together for the event, the auxiliary called upon some tried and true elements of past fundraisers. Spectators will be happy to hear that among those are the popular oyster sandwiches the auxiliary often serves.

Car show participants might be even happier to learn that the $20 registration fee for the show includes a lunch of an oyster sandwich (or a hot dog), vegetable beef soup and baked goods, including apple dumplings. All those treats will also be on sale for spectators.

Also included with the registration fee is a “dash plaque” commemorating the show. There will be different dash plaques for cars and tractors, Shaffer said. Dash plaques for cars are being donated by Brasure Auto Repair and dash plaques for tractors are being donated by Selbyville Tractor.

In an effort to provide “something for everyone” the event will also feature vendors inside the fire hall, including LuLaroe, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, and local business owners. Fire company memorabilia will also be on sale.

There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Items in the auction will include fun items such as a Baltimore Ravens t-shirt signed by Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, donated by the Greene Turtle Restaurant in Ocean City, Md.

Three trophies will be awarded for the top three entries in each category; judging will be done by the participants (who may vote for anyone but themselves).

The rain date for the car and tractor show will be Sunday, Nov. 11.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m.; the show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car and tractor registration costs $20; vendor tables are $15 each. The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company is located at 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, DE. For more information, call Nellie Shaffer at (302)-344-4924 or Julie Johnson at (302) 381-4838.