Hector's Inn in Bethel held its second annual Car Show on July 23. Owner Bonnie Lagoda dedicated the show to her father, Jerry Hector. “My father loved cars, and I wish we had this type of thing when he was alive,” she said. "I’m sure he would have enjoyed himself as so many other people did.” Hector had a stock car, No. 48, that he raced in both White Lake and Middletown.

Lagoda couldn’t have asked for a better day for the show, weather-wise. There were no entrance fee, no trophies, no stress, and it wasn't just for classic and antique cars. Anything interesting or unique was invited. She’s hoping for a tractor next year. Her goal was to get some people who had like interests together to eat, drink and be merry, talk about their cars or motorcycles, and swap information and stories.

In conjunction with the show was entertainment provided by The Pony Tails, door prizes, and each participant received a koozie and a key chain.

Lagoda organizes various charitable events throughout the year from the inn. Last year she conducted a benefit for the Heart Association and cancer research. This year a benefit was done to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, and in July, she got a group together from the inn to walk the Turtle Trot in Kenoza Lake. She has a few more things on the calendar for the rest of the year. If you would like to be a part of the walks or the other benefits, call Lagoda at 583-9740 for more information. You can also find Hectors Inn on Facebook.

dkessler@th-record.com