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Posted: May 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Sunday car show to aid son of fallen firefighter

County officials continue to rally around the son of a recently fallen Newton County firefighter.

The Newton County Fire Department and County Commissioner Lanier Sims are hosting a car show from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday on the Covington Square. All proceeds will go toward the college fund of Brayden Eavenson, whose father Brad Eavenson, a Newton County firefighter, died in a February wreck during the winter storms.

Entries for the car show are being accepted now and will be through the day of the event; the entry cost is $25.

Sims has been promoting the event, and he said he’s expecting a great turnout to support 12-year-old Brayden.

“Hopefully there will be at least 150 cars, and I’m expecting at least 3,000 people to come out,” Sims said.

This won’t be the only car show in Covington in 2014, but it will be the only nonprofit show, Sims said, who has hosted car shows for different causes each year.

“We’re trying to raise money in this show and not make money,” he said.

Sims is hoping the large number of sponsors will also boost turnout; he said some of the main sponsors are Ginn Motor Company, Elite Auto Collision, Gary Massey Insurance, the Law Offices of Ninfo and Associates, Bulldog Tire, Bradley’s BBQ, PC AfterDark and Covington Prolube.

While the car show will be the main event, Sims said there would also be a DJ playing music and several food vendors.

For more information, call Sims at 404-585-1922.

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