Friends of Charity Auto Fair raises more than $62,000 for Hospice of Southern WV

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The 15th Annual Friends of Charity Auto Fair (FOCAF) was a major success this year, raising more than $62,000 for a local charity.

The event, which was held July 12 and 13 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport, raised $62,293.17 for Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

The nonprofit organization provides end-of-life care to terminally ill patients in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming counties.

Members from the FOCAF Steering Committee presented Hospice of Southern West Virginia with a check Monday evening at Pasquale’s Italian Restaurant in Beckley.

The auto fair is one of the state’s premier car show and festivals. This year, more than 500 show vehicles were registered and around 8,000 people attended the two-day event.

The goal for the Auto Fair is to help raise money for local charitable organizations, to boost the economy and shed light on what these organizations do to make our area a better place to live, work and play.

Plans are already in place for next year’s Friends of Charity Auto Fair. A date for next year’s fair will be announced in the coming weeks.

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