Jeffersonville, PA – Perfect blue skies and weather made it a delightful afternoon for car enthusiasts yesterday. The Ladies Philoptochos of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, sponsored their 2nd Annual Car Show which raised funds for charities.
Approximately 85 cars, up from 64 last year were featured and spanned nearly a century in automotive history. Several Greek-Americans also participated, including Peter Chletcos, who’s purple, custom, 2010 Dodge Challenger convertible stood at the entrance. “This is the second time I came out, and I love doing it because I get to support the church,” said Chletcos. “Dodge does not make a convertible of this car. It was made for me, and I’ve had it since it was brand new,” he added.
George Zografakis of Broomall, PA, brought out his Mustang, cherry red, 2014 Ford Shelby GT 500. It too was a convertible. “I want to support the church as well, and participating in a show like this is unique to our community. I’ve had many Mustangs through the years, and the low maintenance of this car makes it easy and fun,” said Zografakis.
Greek-American Chris Cosfol who also participated in the show with his red, 2014 Mustang GT, takes his car enthusiasm a little further. “I like to run it in on the track, at the Poconos and the New Jersey Motorsports Park. It handles well, and it’s a good dual-purpose car,” said Cosfol. When asked why he came out today, he also replied, “I also want to support St. Sophia and the Ladies Philoptochos. They are a great organization”.
Tom Mscisz and his wife Marilyn stood for a photo op with Father Peter Thornberg after the show. They took home the first prize trophy with his winning car, a black 1957 Ford Skyliner with a retractable roof. “This church is part of our community, and we love giving back,” said Mscisz. At the conclusion of the affair, trophies were awarded in the following categories: Top 20, Priests Pick, Ladies Choice, and Best in Show.
Proceeds benefited the charities supported through the Ladies Philoptochos of St. Sophia/Friends of the Poor Ministry. The funds were raised from a fifty/fifty raffle, sodas, registration, Phillies merchandise, and food sales.
St. Sophia will also host the first fall Greek Festival in two weeks. For more information, check out the details here.