Tom Lee shows award handcrafted by Dayle Niemie that was given to car show winners. Niemie made all 38 plaques. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
SMITH RIVER — Organizers of the 15th annual MDA Car Show were pleased with the turnout, which helped to increase the funds received for local Muscular Dystrophy Association programs.
Show organizer Tom Lee said the show netted about $4,500, about $1,000 more than last year. The number of cars entered, a total of 84, in Saturday’s show at Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel, was the same as in 2012, so Lee believes the additional funds came from increased attendance.
ABOVE: Dahlia Show organizer Bob Chibante, with grand champion yellow pie-plate, triple budded dahlia. RIGHT: Dahlias bloom in a variety of colors. The Pilot/Randy Robbins
Docia Sweet Hall appeared to have a giant rainbow within its doors with all the dahlias in bloom during the first Wild Rivers Dahlia Society show.
Brilliant hues filled the large room with orange, pink, purple, yellow, white, and scarlet reds greeting flower admirers who leisurely strolled from table to table during the show Saturday and Sunday at the Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach.