Concert, Classic Car Show to Benefit Veterans Court

by lewwaters

Our community remains very blessed in so many ways and one blessing we enjoy is taking care of and looking out for our Veterans, knowing the price they have paid for us. We have some of the strongest Veteran supporting communities in the United States and our citizens turn out in large numbers to support our Veterans, as seen every year on Memorial Day and the attendance at our Veterans Day Parade at Vancouver Barracks.

But Veterans are human too and occasionally, a small few may stray and run afoul of the legal system. As was outlined in a previous post, that is where our Veterans Court comes in, diverting minor infractions that might otherwise land someone in jail to Veterans support groups in an effort to help a struggling Veteran instead of just throwing them to the wolves.

The previous post announced a “Cruise-in” to raise needed funding for the Veterans Court and was not only well attended, offered everybody who could make it a great day of fun and enjoyment.

Another event is now planned to benefit our Veterans Court that promises to be even more fun and enjoyment for all ages, especially if you are a “Certified Car Nut.”

1951 Allard K-2, featured in the Aug. 5, 2012 Columbian

Sunday, August 19, 2012 is offering all a great day with an all day concert featuring an exhibit of Classic Cars and Hot Rods with an average value of $75,000.

1933 Ford Roadster

The Concert and Car Show begins at 11 AM and will continue until 8 PM in the evening at Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver at 610 Esther Street and admission is FREE for all! Food service, however, is not free.

Eleven performances are planned throughout the day and will begin and end with two world renowned guitarists, Grammy Award winner Doug Smith with Three Together, noted for his excellent rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever that usually earns him a standing ovation. Returning to Vancouver is World Class Guitarist Ernesto Quilban, an Internationally Acclaimed Classical Guitarist who has performed for US and foreign presidents and was mentored by the world renown Hector Garcia, a former Cuban POW.

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The Car Show promises to be the “most unique car show Clark County has ever had with some antique military vehicles too and all free to the public,” said Judge Darvin Zimmerman, the founder of the Veterans Court, and Master of Ceremony.

For more information on the Veterans Court, please see

All are invited to come out and enjoy a really great day and support a very worthy cause.

Write it down and show up Sunday, August 19, 2012 and show our Veterans just how much they mean to us and that we support them.

I’ll see you down there.

2 Comments to “Concert, Classic Car Show to Benefit Veterans Court”

  1. Sounds like something my good friend State Public Lands Commissioner candidate Clint Didier might be interested in attending? He has a crazy busy schedule already, but I will pass it on to him. He now has a Campaign Coordinator in Spokane looking for opportunities for him to meet the voters….ask people would you Lew to phone her if they have ideas for fundraisers and such….Laurinda McCracken at 509-389-7437. Thanks so much to you and your friends down there for your support for Shahram Hadian and Stephen Pidgeon…I know we who worked on their campaigns really appreciate you guys!!!! Cindy Zapotocky, Spokane


  2. I’ll be there right after the Bizi Farms event… all the vets things by Judge Z are such fun!


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