Mopars cruise into Cullman for annual show, raise $3,300 for hungry children

Andrew Cryer

CULLMAN – It was a weekend packed with car shows in Cullman, and one of the biggest was the annual Mopars on the Street event put on by the Pentastar South Car Club at Depot Park. The show had goals beyond simply sharing participants’ rides. All proceeds from the event are going to the nonprofit Secret Meals for Hungry Children.

According to, “Many children in Alabama rely heavily on free and reduced breakfasts and lunches five days a week. However, the weekend creates a nutritional gap leaving many children hungry when they return to school on Monday. Secret Meals fills the gap these children experience by discretely slipping into their backpack, on Fridays, vitamin-fortified and nutritional meals.”

Brenda Allison, president of the Pentastar South Car Club, says the club raised $2,800 last year, and had sights on surpassing that mark this year, which they did. The final tally for this year was $3,300. “Every penny that’s raised here goes towards secret meals; the club doesn’t keep any money at all because we are a nonprofit club.”

This is the second year that the show has been put on at Depot Park; the event was previously held at the Cullman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership, but came to outgrow the venue. Allison expressed her gratitude to the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce for inviting the club to use Depot Park for its annual event. Said Allison, “Every year we get more and more people.”

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