Car Show Raises Thousands for Camp Courageous

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By Jay Knoll

MONTICELLO, Iowa - The 26th Annual "Cruisin' for Camp Courageous" car show took place Sunday afternoon with over 400 cars in competition to raise money for the Camp Courageous charity. The non-profit organization is a year-round care and recreational facility for people of all ages with disabilities.

"My son is autistic and he does Camp Courageous for respite for a week out of the year," said Camp Courageous mother Dana Martin.

Participants are offered a safe place to learn, enjoy, and take-in what other people can do for recreational activities during their time at Camp Courageous.

"It's special because it makes them feel like they're just like everybody else. They have swimming like anybody else, [they can] go through caves, and a lot of [other] neat activities," said Camp Courageous offical Mary Johnson.

The continuously growing charity thrives off donations and fundraising efforts like "Cruisin' for Camp Courageous." Those in attendance could also participate in events such as silent and live auctions, antique shows, and activities for children.

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