One of the best things about car shows is that you never know what you may find. One time it might be supercars, another time might be vintage muscle cars. A show might feature more domestic cars, but another might be filled with imports. Some shows feature particular models or styles, while others are just a free-for-all buffet of motoring goodness. And sometimes, the surprise isn’t in the cars, but in where the car show is being held, such as was the case with the Melody Living Car Show.
Melody Living, which operates an assisted living, memory care, and now newly-opened independent care living space in Lake in the Hills, recently held a car show to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
This was definitely not your everyday car show, even beyond the location. Many of the residents worked on projects for the show, tie-dying purple shirts, sweatshirts, and other items to sell, as well as making bags of dog treats.
As car shows go, it was, not surprisingly, on the smaller side, but it was very well-rounded with a good variety of vehicles, both older and newer, domestic and import. Even if you frequent many of the local shows, you might have seen cars that you haven’t seen before as they did a good job of bringing car owners in from outside McHenry County.
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A car show with the Batmobile isn’t unusual in our area, however, the replica Batmobile that was on display at this show was quite possibly the most pristine Batmobile I’ve ever seen. Needless to say, it provided a great backdrop for photos.
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In addition to the car show, Melody Living’s kitchen staff fired up the grill for picnic lunches. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Melody Living team’s Alzheimer’s Walk.
If you would like to help support the Melody Memory Makers in their Alzheimer’s Walk or learn more about what they have to offer, then see the Melody Living Independent Living or Melody Living Assisted Living & Memory Care pages for links to their website.