Dallas County Sheriff’s Office hosts eighth annual car show, proceeds went to the Special Olympics of Iowa

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Dallas County Sheriff’s Office hosts eighth annual car show, proceeds went to the Special Olympics of Iowa

More than 150 cars surrounded the Dallas County courthouse.

Dozens of people from around the state came to Adel and parked their lawn chairs around the courthouse on June 4 for the Eighth Annual Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics All-Wheel Car Show.

The event raised $3,470 — 100 percent of the proceeds went to the Special Olympics of Iowa.

Chad Leonard, Dallas County Sheriff, said the weather was perfect for the event.

“A couple years ago it rained, we only had about 80 cars, it’s a good day,” Leonard said. “We just filled up the town square and this makes the courthouse look really impressive with this many class cars around it.”

Twenty cars from the show received awards presented by Special Olympic athletes. “They are awesome individuals,” Leonard said. “This is the first time we had custom awards done. This year we spent endless hours from mechanic shops making the awards. They turned out really nice.”

Dean Berkland, 1st Ward city council member in Perry, entered one of his classic cars.

“It’s really a nice event,” Berland said. “It raises money for the Special Olympics. There’s a lot of nice cars here from all eras. You couldn’t have a nicer day.”

Ken DePue, of Grimes, was taking photos of some of the featured cars.

“I was here two years ago, I missed it last summer,” DePue said. “I thought it would be great to come out here and take some pictures.”

Ben Gard, 11, of Adel, said he enjoyed the car show.

“I think it’s pretty cool how they keep the cars,” Gard said. “My favorite is the white Mustang. I love Mustangs.”

Leonard said he thanked all of the sponsors.