Successful Better L8 Than Never Car Show Benefits Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

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Successful Better L8 Than Never Car Show Benefits Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

By Sue Hoxie

Snake Mountain Cruisers Donate Proceeds and Time to Children’s Camp

Bristol, Vermont – September 30, 2013 – The Better L8 Than Never Car Show, held in Bristol on September 15th, enjoyed a successful event which drew a record number of attendees and participating vehicles.  In its ninth year, the car show is co-hosted by the Snake Mountain Cruisers and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event benefit Camp Ta-Kum-Ta located in South Hero, Vermont.

Approximately 200 vehicles entered the show with trophies awarded for the Top 30, Top Tuner, Best of Show, Host Club winner, Spectators’ Choice and Club Participation. The “Best of Show” vehicle was won by a 1955 Chevy 210 owned by Rick & Marcia Kramer. The “Spectators’ Choice” award was presented to Sam Lester, Jr. for his 1968 Plymouth GTX.  Although the event is free to attend, more than $2,600 was raised through business sponsorships, donations, a bake sale, t-shirt sales, and a 50/50 raffle.

“The Snake Mountain Cruisers would like to thank all the local businesses who donated money for trophies and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta,” said Becky Hutchins, club member. “Also a big thank you  goes out to the numerous businesses that donated gift certificates and other prizes in which winners were drawn every hour throughout the day.”

Snake Mountain Cruisers donated all of the event’s proceeds to their charity of choice—Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Since 1984 Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has provided a safe, loving place where children from Vermont and New York who have, or have had cancer, can play, swim, share, and heal. For several years the Snake Mountain Cruisers have been donating event proceeds to the camp. The club has also donated money for the last few years to help the camp buy balloons for their special week at camp. 

“As in the past, the Snake Mountain Cruisers have been a great support for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Each year they have been able to increase their donation to be sure our special children continue to have a place to come together and just be kids again!” said Ted Kessler, camp director. “The Snake Mountain Cruisers have offered to bring a group to Ta-Kum-Ta and spend a day volunteering on the grounds and completing necessary projects to help us maintain our facility. We very much appreciate the support they have offered over the years, we are fortunate to have their support.”

About Snake Mountain Cruisers

Snake Mountain Cruisers is a non-profit organization of car enthusiasts owning vehicles that are 20 years or older.  With a minimal membership fee, they meet monthly April-October and attend many cruises and car events throughout the season.  They also donate to other charities and organizations and support local families at the holiday season that are struggling with financial or medical hardships.  Check them out at
About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County.


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Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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