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ON THE ROAD AGAIN CLASSICS SIXTH ANNUAL BRITISH FALL CLASSIC This Morgan Hill car show features automobiles produced in Great Britain, including Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Lotus, MG’s, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Morgan, Triumph, Race cars and more. There were about 140 cars plus stories, great weather and young kids having a good time. This year, a new addition, featuring a “youth judging” panel was sponsored by Hagerty Classic Car Insurance. A highlight to the day was having them present a special ribbon to their chosen winners. On the Road Again Classics, the host of the British Fall Classic, would like to thank the event sponsors: Ladera Grill, Heritage Bank, Guglielmo Winery and Hagerty Classic Car Insurance for making this event a huge success. All proceeds are donated to local charities. Photo provided by British Fall Classic CARAS FOURTH ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL In September, CARAS (Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy and Services) hosted the 4th Annual Tamale Festival in Downtown Gilroy. There were over 60 vendors, including 13 tamale vendors and a kid’s zone. Two stages provided continuous entertainment. Over 60 cars participated in the car show. This year the area was extended from 3rd Street to 6th Street. Attendance was estimated at over 15,000 people. CARAS is a 501c3 organization based in Gilroy. CARAS was started six years ago by ten community-minded activists in Gilroy. The money raised at the Tamale Festival goes towards day to day expenses and supports other cultural events such as Dia de Los Muertos, Cesar Chavez Breakfast and Community Champions Dinner Awards. CARAS has secured grants to work with youth in social justice, advocacy, foster youth advocates including Youth at Advance Path and the Mt. Madonna Joven Noble Program. ST. JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTER SHOVEUNDA Each year around Halloween, Janie Mardesich invites her friends and family to a Ghouls Night Out complete with fiendish fun, fuel, food and frivolity. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped, unique item called a “Shoveunda” — meaning an item that is so useless or hideous that you may have shoved it under the bed long ago — for a mean spirited auction. All proceeds from the auction benefit St. Joseph’s Family Center. Mardesich has been hosting this event for over 13 years. This year, some 45 women attended the event and over $5,000 was raised for the center. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Largest bid of the night came from Ellen Sargenti —$200 for this beautiful stole with the tags still attached but Janie Mardesich couldn’t get any bids on this lovely mask — off to Goodwill it goes. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 gmhtoday.com 33