LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Classic cars and great food came together for a good cause Friday.
About 1,200 people came out for the annual Community Fish Fry and Car Show Fundraiser hosted by the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office at the Fairgrounds.
At times, the line went out the door for people waiting to get a full plate of fish and French fries and dozens of volunteers deep fried the food outside.
With a goal of $15,000, it's the biggest fundraising event of the year for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Just two months ago, in April, the chapter responded to 19 disasters in the area, their busiest month ever.
"Red Cross receives no government funding. So the United Way is our biggest funder and events like this," says Red Cross Executive Director Bob Wollenburg, "It's a great event. I look forward to it myself."
Outside the Fish Fry was the car show which included dozens of classics including Thunderbirds, GTOs and Corvettes including Congressman Todd Rokita's 1973 Stingray.
It's the eighth year for the event, which has raised more than $100,000 for the Red Cross since 2006.
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