8th Annual Cars for Kids Automobile Show Postponed to October 17


Litchfield – The 8th Annual Cars for KidsAutomobile Show to benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) has been postponed from October 10th to its rain date on Sunday, October 17. This event will be held on CJR’s Litchfield campus on Route 63, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with gates opening at 8:00 AM for exhibitors. The first 100 exhibitors will receive a dashboard plaque. The initial 200 show car registrants will receive exhibitor bags. Show car entries are $10 per car. More than 20 trophies and awards will be presented at approximately 2:30 PM. Spectator admission is $5 per car with unlimited occupancy.  

Due to COVID, this year’s show will be a strictly outdoor event and all children’s activities have been eliminated. Tours of the CJR farm will be offered and a silent auction will be conducted.

Breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda and water will be sold at the show. The Litchfield Aid of CJR will also host its spectacular bake sale, featuring cakes, cookies and other delicious items, and the CJR Farm Market will sell autumn squash, chrysanthemums, pies and other seasonal and student-crafted items.

Union Savings Bank is the event’s Concours Sponsor and FM 97.3 WZBG is the Media Sponsor. The Valley Collector Car Club and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club assist in conducting the event with all proceeds benefiting CJR programs and services for children, youth and families.

Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides care, treatment, education and family support for vulnerable at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they may become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities.  Today, the organization’s combined programs serve approximately 1,500 boys and girls annually.

The Junior Republic conducts three residential programs for young men on its Litchfield campus, and provides longer term care at its Group Home in Winchester and REGIONS Program in Waterbury. CJR’s Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs for boys in Litchfield and girls in Bristol.

A broad spectrum of prevention, early intervention, family support, substance abuse treatment, and intensive, home-based therapy and aftercare programs are provided for boys and girls through CJR’s community locations in

Danbury, East Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, New London, Torrington and Waterbury. Behavioral and mental health services are provided in many of these locations, as well as on CJR’s Litchfield campus and at a growing number of public schools in Litchfield county by special arrangement.

A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the

Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and by Connecticut’s public schools.  

For further information, please contact Hedy Barton, Director of Development and Public Relations (860) 567-9423, extension 252; or by email: hbarton@cjryouth.org.

October 12, 2021