Memorial Car Show

Kaleb "Baby" George

The Kaleb “Baby” George Memorial Car, Truck, Bike, Jeep Show is July 20 from 8a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Guthrie at the intersection of 2nd Street and E. Cleveland Ave. George, a Combat Medic with a deployment to Afghanistan and Cashion High School graduate, passed away in May.

The event is sponsored by Mustang Syndicate US, a community-based family of Mustang lovers who love their cars, communities they live in and our veterans. George’s aunt, Stephne Smith, contacted Mustang Syndicate US because of the continual work they do in their communities and with Mission 22. It is a Top 20 car show and Mission 22 will also be onsite, with all of the proceeds going directly to the nonprofit organization’s fight to end the ever-rising veteran suicide. 

According to a report released by the VA in 2018, an average of 20 veterans are lost to suicide every day. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. 

It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get vetrans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities. Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our nation’s heroes and stands united in the war against veteran suicide. 

Come out and support our veterans, local businesses and community. Don’t forget to visit some of Kaleb’s favorite places, such as Stacy’s and Rick’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees. For more information, contact Jeremy Matherly by email at mustangsyndicateus@yahoo.com or Stephne Smith for more details. 

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