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Old January 29th   #1
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The Eli Williams Mustangs and Muscle Car Show

On Saturday 25th, 2014 a car show was held to benefit Eli Williams, a 9 year boy from Athens who is fighting brain cancer. The parking lot of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church was full of Mustangs, about 400 in all, not only from the Athens Mustang Club, but from Huntsville, Shoals, Nashville, and Birmingham as well. And not only mustangs, but many other cars and trucks from all over North Alabama and Southern Tennessee.

In this photo is: Lawrence Taylor-Duncan (event organizer), Eli and his dad Victor, and Joseph Scott (Limestone Co. Mustang Club President)

Initially the car show would be a small private event just for Eli to view a few Mustangs from the Limestone County Mustang Club at his neighborhood club house. Word quickly spread and the event was moved to his school, Athens Bible School. But when more folks begin to hear who Eli was, and the reason for the event, it blossomed into a full blown car show open to all local cars and trucks. Lawrence Taylor-Duncan and Lisa Bass, two key players in making this special day for the Williams family happen, created a Facebook event page and the once small gathering of Mustangs became a very large car show.

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The outpouring of support for Eli, his family, and St. Jude’s resulted in over $7000 in gifts and donations. It was a perfect picture of just how caring our local car community is as they traveled long distances. Car club and car brand loyalties were set aside for one great cause. It makes me proud to be a part of such a caring community and honestly, it has made me re-think how and why we do car shows……seeing all the cars and the different personalities come together in harmony to show how the power of a local car community can change lives!!

I hope that maybe this event, with all the cool cars will bring a smile to his face on some of his tough days during treatments, or weeks of feeling tired after long days of travel back and forth to St. Jude’s. The tears flowed as Eli gave a speech to say thank you to everyone who made this event possible. Folks came from all over to brave the cold and extend a little kindness and love to Eli and his family.

Would you like to make a donation? For contributions visit: http://www.gofundme.com/6da7z4

You can also view this article and additional comments here:
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I'm even thinking of planning a "road trip" to St. Jude's to visit some of the other kids having treatments to help spread some cheer & smiles!!

Thoughts??
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I'm even thinking of planning a "road trip" to St. Jude's to visit some of the other kids having treatments to help spread some cheer & smiles!!

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Yep.........could be a ton of Fun!!
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Let me know when, I enjoy the drive to Memphis.
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http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/Eli.aspx

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2014...news/140219967

More great coverage for Eli and his Family!!! Way to Go Ford!!!!
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