FROSTPROOF –– The 15th annual O’hara’s Orange Blossom Festival and Classic Car Show will be Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon.
The event will be at O’hara Restorations, 10 S. Scenic Highway, in downtown Frostproof.
There will be hundreds of antique and classic cars to see -- or bring your own and arrive early for a prime spot to show it off. Monster trucks and race car exhibits will also be featured and car clubs are welcome.
Live music and food vendors will round out the family-friendly event, sponsored by the Frostproof Chamber of Commerce and O’hara Restorations.
Two charity organizations, Drag Race for a Cure and New Journey Mobile Food Pantry are new additions to the festival this year.
Inspired by his daughter’s struggle with Cystic Fibrosis, David Pike started Drag Race for a Cure in 2015. In two years, Pike has raised more than $20,000 for Cystic Fibrosis and Autism Foundations. This year’s race will be a two-day event as well, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Orlando Speedworld. Proceeds will be split between Cystic Fibrosis and Juvenile Diabetes Foundations and St. Jude Hospital. More information about this organization and the 3rd annual charity race can be found on Facebook at Drag Race for a Cure.
New Journey Mobile Food Pantry is a ministry of New Journey Church in Sebring. It focuses on gathering food through food drives to distribute groceries in neighborhoods with subsidized housing and fixed income families. The food pantry also assists with the Backpack Program at a local school, so needy children don’t go without food on weekends. Festival guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned and dry food goods for the Mobile Food Pantry.
Both charities will have displays and donation boxes at O’hara Restorations.
For more information contact Justin Deen at 863-635-9008 or visit O’hara Restorations on Facebook. Details are also at frostproofchamberofcommerce.com.