First ever Boomtown Car and Bike Show held Saturday afternoon

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JOPLIN, Mo. — The first-ever Boomtown Car and Bike Show was held Saturday afternoon at Landreth Park — all for a good cause.

David Clevenger and Michael Hendrix started last year’s Cruisin’ Main events.

After their success, they were able to develop Saturday’s car show, which benefits the Glenna Ledford Memorial Foundation.

The foundation gives students in need backpacks and school supplies.

Ledford is Clevenger’s late wife who was known for her work to help kids across the area.

“We want to continue that legacy,” Hendrix said. “We hope to develop this thing into an organization that helps send a kid to college.”

“I would just like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Clevenger said, referring to everyone who supported the event.

The car show was followed by the second annual Glenna Ledford Memorial Cruise.

Hendrix and Clevenger say they hope to bring back the event next year — even bigger and even better.

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