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Over 50 cars, including many classic models, will be on display in Merchants Square.
Over 50 cars, including many classic models, will be on display in Merchants Square.

A “wheeled chair” from the 1750s and a Ford Thunderbird from the 2000s with both be on display at this year’s Williamsburg Invitational Car Show.

The Colony Auto Enthusiasts, a group of more than 50 Ford’s Colony residents who share a passion for cars, will be hosting the seventh annual Williamsburg Invitational Car Show in Merchants Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The show will feature two special collections this year. One will display a collection of 12 Ford Thunderbirds, which will include models from 1955 to 2000.

The second special display will be of Jaguars, which is included as an extension of the 2015 Virginia Jaguar Club Concours.

More than 50 cars representing 23 different manufacturers will be on display, in addition to the “Wheeled Chair,” which is on loan from the Colonial Williamsburg collection. The inclusion of this historic piece is meant to highlight the many and varied forms that personal transportation vehicles have taken over the past three centuries.

In addition to the wide variety of cars on display, younger car enthusiasts can enjoy the “Car Show Game,” a popular returning feature of the event that involves kids exploring all the cars in order to find information that will answer a series of car-related questions. Successful searchers will even be rewarded with a special prize.

Though the show is open to the public at no charge, attendees are encouraged to make a cash donation to RIDES, a Williamsburg area nonprofit service that provides non-emergency medical transportation for seniors and the disabled.


Yorktown Woman’s Club Honors Area High School Seniors

From left to right: Kacie Stewartz, Geline Preudhomme, Jessica Zorumski, YWC Education Chairman Sue Gorski
From left to right: Kacie Stewartz, Geline Preudhomme, Jessica Zorumski, YWC Education Chairman Sue Gorski. (Submitted)

The Yorktown Woman’s Club continued its 35-year tradition of awarding scholarships to York County high school seniors at the May luncheon, which took place at the Riverwalk Restaurant.

The scholarships are awarded to three students from Tabb, York or Grafton high schools based on a holistic assessment of their GPA, volunteer work and extracurricular activities.

Applications for the scholarship is open to all York County seniors who are planning to attend Virginia colleges.

This year, as in years past, the Education Committee selected two four-year college-bound students and one community college or trade school-bound student as their scholarship recipients.

Jessica Zorumski, the first-place scholarship winner, is a senior at Tabb and will be attending Christopher Newport University in the fall. She plans to later attend law school and become a family attorney, a goal she is already working toward through her mentorship with a juvenile and domestic relations judge.

Second-place winner Geline Preudhomme, also from Tabb High School, plans to attend the University of Virginia where she hopes to double major in political science and history, in addition to taking on a dance minor. She also plans to pursue a career in law.

Kacie Stewartz was the third-place scholarship winner, and she plans to attend Thomas Nelson Community College where she will take classes that will help her realize her dream of creating a rewarding recreational activities and programs for the elderly.

A total of $2,000 was awarded. Much of that money was raised at the Woman’s Club’s popular Brunswick Stew Lunch at Yorktown Day.

The board recently voted to increase the amount given through scholarships to $3,000 next year.