Car, motorcycle show to benefit Southeastern Veterans Center

EAST VINCENT — Several veterans groups are holding an automobile and motorcycle show to benefit the Southeastern Veterans Center this weekend.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, the center will be the site of the inaugural “Car and Bike Show” hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, chapters 565 (Pottstown) and 436 (Chester County), and the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.

“Both organizations help the center raise funds all year long for the Southeastern Veterans Center Fund, a fund restricted for entertainment for the residents, like field trips and educational programming,” a press release on the event said. “These are items that are not in the budget for the center and, realizing that there is a need for entertainment and activities to help keep the mind active, the Southeastern Veterans Center Fund was formed.”

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The categories for prizes are split between motorcycles and automobiles.

Among the categories for motorcycles are sport, touring and crusier, classic and vintage, custom and trikes.

Automobile categories include best street rod, best custom, best antique from before 1950, best antique from the ‘50s, and best antique from 1960 to 1984.

Additionally, the public will decide a best in show automobile and motorcycle.

Musician Charlie Zahm, described as a “Celtic, maritime and traditional music performer and songwriter,” will perform from noon to 1 p.m. along with his fiddler, Tad Marks, according to the event’s press release.

The pair recently returned from Qatar, where they performed for troops. They plan on playing “great American music, to include some patriotic pieces,” Zahm wrote in a press release.

For more information or to volunteer to help at the event, email Ken Schweitzer, president of the Chester County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, at ken.schweitzer@hotmail.com, blamole@comcast.net or email the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Pottstown chapter at vvachapter565@gmail.com.