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Local Car Show Hopes to Connect Troubled Neighborhood

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 YAKIMA, WA. -- These beautiful cars are in Yakima Saturday to bring together a community. A community that organizers say is troubled and needs help. But now that community can bond over something positive, cars. 


They call it District 4, and you don't have to look far to see it's troubles. Literally a block away, a home burned to the ground Saturday morning. Almost symbolic of the trouble organizers of the stop the violence car show are working to prevent. 

"We have a lot of young people, they're interested in the bad scenes of life," Pastor Daniel Roa said. "But these car clubs and our church, we want to show the positive. You don't have to go that route of gang violence or drug abuse or anything like that."


Saturday, the Victory Outreach Church got a handful of car clubs from around Yakima to bring more than 50 of their most beautiful cars to inspire and connect the community. And there was everything you could think of. From new to old school. And i'm talking old. Like '51 Chrysler old. 


"I just wanted to show the community that we're out here doing good things," Shaun Kroeger said. "Every car club out here, we support each other. We're respectful guys. So we come out here, we show our cars, what we build, and we like to do it."


With a bunch of gorgeous rides, some good food and music and plenty of trophies, Victory Outreach tried to bring a troubled community together. In years to come organizers hope to grow the event into a fundraiser and even include local organizations like the Yakima Police Department. 


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