Car show participants

Participants in the WCCF car show were: Lane Simpson, l-r, Rhonda Chaloupka, Ken Vanhausen, Blanca Hudson, Kevin Michaelson, Jim Clause, Tom Lightle and Marty Chaloupka.

Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) held its 3rd annual Car and Bike Show on Saturday, July 27, sponsored by the institution AA/NA chapter led by Marty Chaloupka a volunteer at WCCF. Over 150 Adults in Custody (AIC) attended the fundraiser event and enjoyed a morning of live music from the WCCF Chapel Band and food cooked and served by fellow AICs. 

Those attending got an opportunity to vote on their favorite car and motorcycle in attendance and the winners were awarded with awards made by Physical Plant AICs. 

The event attracted eight local Lake County classic cars and motorcycles from all over the state. 

Jon Pearce, the leader from the Freedom from the Inside, an AA/NA chapter leader from Ontario was in attendance and looks forward to promoting these events around the state of Oregon as well as in Idaho every year. 

Pearce works with clean and sober motorcycle clubs from around the region to ensure that there are talking points at each event with the main message being in promoting building strong relationships through experience, strength and hope . 

The motorcycles work as an icebreaker for the owners and AICs to begin the conversations that lead to connections around the makes of motorcycle’s and the memories of their own times on similar machines. 

At this year’s event Lane Simpson took first place in the Car category, followed by Rhonda Chaloupka who received 2nd place, and Tom Lightle rounded out the car category in 3rd place. The first place motorcycle was won by Ken Vanhausen, followed by Kevin Michaelson in second, and Marty Chaloupka in third.

For more information contact WCCF at 541-947-8219.

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