Teddy Bears for the Harrison Hospital Silverdale Emergency Department
December 8, 2009
Photos by John Gilmore


      The Olympic Vintage Auto Club (OVAC) presented hundreds of soft, cuddly teddy bears to the Emergency Department at the Silverdale campus of the Harrison Hospital. OVACís goal is to give a teddy bear to young children facing frightening times as they enter the trauma center.

      OVAC membership is composed of individuals with a common interest in preserving stock antique, classic and collectable automobiles. The group participates in tours and car shows throughout the region. It is probably best known for its sponsorship and management of the Bremerton Swap Meet held the first week-end in November at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The recently completed 41st annual swap meet was another big attraction for the Kitsap area, bringing thousands of participants from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

      Much of the returns are contributed to local community causes such as automotive oriented scholarships, support for the West Sound Technical School and this year, in light of the declining economy, the club made cash contributions to four of the local food banks.

      To learn more about the non-profit club, go to www.ovac.us on the web or make contact by mail at P.O. Box 1614, Silverdale, WA 98383.

      Presenting the teddy bears to the hospital was John Gilmore, out going President of OVAC, president elect Fred Sears and Bruce Harlow a former club president. The automobile used in the presentation is a 1928 Packard Roadster owned by Bill Gluth.

      For more information contact:
      John Gilmore, President
      Olympic Vintage Auto Club
      (360) 427-7071
      gilmorejw8@aol.com


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OVAC,   PO Box 1614,   Silverdale,   WA 98383
Last updated December 9, 2009