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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Boy Scout Troop 50 figured out a way to mix fun and fundraising Saturday.

They worked for more than half a year to plan a major event that also tied into a passion of many boys: classic cars.

The troop, which meets at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Lake House, secured sponsors to host their own car show at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Sunbeam Road in Mandarin.

Each participant paid between 15and 20 dollars to enter, depending on when they registered.

"We planned this out about eight months ago. It was just an idea for fundraising and all that. Ever since then we've just been adding on and adding on. We've been going to businesses asking them to sponsor us and they all said yes," said Troop 50 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Zachary Simmons.

To help make it worthwhile, the troop fashioned the trophies from reclaimed wood from Camp Echockotee.That gaveparticipants a chance to win a very unique prize while at the same time giving the show an eco-friendly flavor.

"We're hoping to raise quite enough money to help pay to go to summer camp this year atWoodruff and also pay off our new trailer that we just got," said Simmons.

If you'd like to more about scouting along the First Coast, visit the Boy Scouts of America's North Florida Council websiteor see Troop 50's website.