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Midvale Journal

Midvale Episcopal Church hosts annual charity car show

Oct 12, 2023 11:44AM ● By Annabelle Larsen

St. James Episcopal Church located off 1300 East in Midvale recently hosted a charity car show in October to help support the building and all of the community outreach programs it hosts. With over 100 cars coming each year to support, it gives the church the opportunity to continue to host their 12-step meetings, food bank program and other community support events. One such program that is funded by the support of the car show is the church's partnership with the Utah Food Bank. The St. James Episcopal Church is one of two places in Utah that consistently hands out food to those in need on Sundays. This happened even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as food was distributed to over 600 families a month who need it.

The individuals who helped to mastermind the idea of a charity car show five years ago were in attendance: Joe and Angela Micklos trailblazed the idea of a car show that supports the church. Joe stated that they wanted to help for a while, but didn’t know how. “How can we support the church from an outside source?” Joe said. He said that he and his wife have always been into cars and this seemed like a great opportunity to combine two interests. “My wife and I have a bunch of Ford Torinos,” Joe said. They showed six different cars at the charity event. 

Not only does the church put on a car show every year, they also have a silent auction that brings in people from all over the valley. Along with this, there are several food trucks that come to the event, as well as a live DJ that helps provide tunes. DJ Blaine Thompson of Rockin’ Hot Rod has been a part of the charity event for several years and brings an array of music to these events. 

Joe says hello to all in attendance and asks about their family, friends and life. “We are extremely grateful to the car show community for supporting us,” he said. λ