LIMA — Mother Nature had plans of her own Sunday afternoon during the 13th Westgate Charity Car Show, but that didn’t deter car fanatics.
There were 240 cars registered this year.
“I think a lot were afraid of the rain,” said John Waller, co-chairman of the car show.
The skies opened up around 1 p.m., pouring down rain on the cars and spectators at the car show. Many car exhibitors scrambled to get their cars covered with plastic to protect the just-polished look.
Spectators gathered inside Apollo Career Center during the storm, where they could be seen eating food from Fat Kid BBQ or enjoying homemade ice cream.
Shawnee Township’s Safety Pup offered high fives and hugs for all the kids to enjoy inside the school.
“He gave out stickers and bracelets to the children who weren’t afraid of him,” said Jeremy Shellenbarger, of Shawnee Township Police Department.
While the rain…