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2/11/06-Tyler

East Texas Crisis Center Kicks Off Auto Show

Next week more than 100 cars and motorcycles will be cruising into Tyler for the East Texas Auto and Cycle Show and you have the chance to drive away with one. Today, Tyler got to see some of the street rods, custom cars and trucks that will be featured in the show, which benefits the East Texas Crisis Center.

The automobiles and their drivers met downtown and then drove down South Broadway to the Whataburger to kick off the event. Also in the parade, a brand new 2005 Ford Mustang, which will be raffled off at the show.

"Families can bring their children and they don't have to worry about their children seeing anything that's inappropriate," said Lana Peacock, Executive Director of East Texas Crisis Center. "We have music and we have the car show itself and it's just a great gathering place for people to come in and visit with one another."

Last year the East Texas Crisis Center raised $70,000. Its goal this year is to raise $100,000.  The East Texas Auto and Cycle Show starts Friday night, February 17th at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m. It continues on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and then Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It will be held in the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Admission is $7, but children 12 and under get in free.

Molly Reuter reporting, mreuter@kltv.com

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