Car show helps spread spirit of giving

WINTER SPRINGS | Nearly 100 antique cars were on display at St. Stephen Parish in Winter Springs for the Men’s Club 7th Annual Car Show. The event is an opportunity for fun and fellowship, but especially to raise funds for the many charities in which the club is involved.

Whether you arrived early for breakfast or strolled in around lunchtime, there was food for every appetite. Tony Cemoni coordinated the event, a founding member of the Men’s Club more than 30 years ago. Frequently behind a grill cooking up burgers, Cemoni said, “It’s just nice to see everybody happy, looking at the cars. It’s a nice day.” Recalling the start of the men’s club, he said, “We were looking for things to do to help people at the parish.” Over the years, their help has extended beyond parishioners—from helping an elderly parishioner clean up her yard to hosting a garage sale for another—to helping at Pathways to Care, a transitional home for homeless men and women recovering from an illness. “We basically follow Father John’s (Bluett) lead,” he said. “He tells us what to do and who needs help.”

The organization also provides approximately 20 college scholarships to student parishioners and strives to fill any need placed before them. Pastor, Father Bluett appreciates the support and their visible testimony of faith in action. He says their quiet witness is noteworthy. “Anything you do in His name is rewarded greatly,” he said.

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic March 4, 2020