Cars of all years and sizes lined Lynn Street last weekend for the fifth annual Herndon Police and Citizens' Support Team car show.
Coordinated by Steve Kozup, HPCST member, the event was held to not only raise money for equipment for the HPCST — an all-volunteer group of residents who help patrol Herndon — but also to contribute money to a memorial fund for Joseph Pozell, a fallen reserve officer with the Metropolitan Police Department.
Pozell, a nine-year veteran volunteer, was critically injured May 14 of this year while directing traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. HPCST members wanted to donate a portion of the event's proceeds to Pozell's memorial fund because of his volunteerism, dedication and commitment.
Established 29 years ago, HPCST volunteers provide regular support to the Herndon Police Department and the community at large via bike and regular vehicle patrols, fingerprinting, handicap parking enforcement and traffic control using team members' personally owned property. Money raised from the car show will help volunteers purchase necessary supplies to continue their patrol efforts. Last year HPCST members contributed more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service to the town.
This year's car show featured music and other entertainment, food vendors and of course the main attraction — 86 classic cars. Although the money is still being counted, Kozup said the raffle, 50-50 drawing, sponsorship donations and advertisements as well as donations should total several thousand dollars.
"We appreciate the support of the community and of the business community that came out for the event," said Kozup of the estimated 400 people who attended.
Awards were also given out for Best in Show, Best in Class and other top picks.