Salem EC Car Show and Pig Roast: Great food, great cars and great activities

The first, second and third place People's Choice Award winners with organizer Otto Schick (right) at the close of the car show.
Dave Peiffer, who had a 1949 Chevy Pickup, Laverne Schlenker, who has a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, and Ervin (and Becky no pictured) Steinly, who had a 1957 Chevy Convertible, with Otto Schick.
The first, second and third place People's Choice Award winners with organizer Otto Schick (right) at the close of the car show. Dave Peiffer, who had a 1949 Chevy Pickup, Laverne Schlenker, who has a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, and Ervin (and Becky no pictured) Steinly, who had a 1957 Chevy Convertible, with Otto Schick.

Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, held its 5th annual Pig Roast and Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 21.

With activities for all ages, the car show featured cars of all kinds as well as a farm tractor display. Awards were given for people’s choice for first, second and third.

Along with the meal there was the popular “Guess the Weight of the Pig” contest during which attendees had the chance to guess the combined weight of 16 pigs. For children there was the “Pig’s Pen” where they had the chance to enter the coloring contest with the winner going home with a giant pig stuff animal. There was also a “Tough the Truck” exhibit in the rear parking lot.

While the children enjoyed their activities, adults had the opportunity to browse the cars and tractors as well as the silent auction items.

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After enjoying the meal, there were a number of desserts to choose from and Candy’s Homemade Ice Cream had a tuck out by the car show for those looking for a cooler treat.

The Keystone Miller Bloodmobile was there for people to be able to hop in and give blood.

Once judging was over during the show and the winners announced, many of the car show participants put on another show as they revved along Old Route 22 in front of the church on their way home.

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Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at ssingley@berksmontnews.com or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.