Geezers Hot Rod Non-Club

Members of the Geezers Hot Rod Non-Club, from left, are: Stan Engler, Kenny Norris, Les Rhodes, Robert Lauritzen, Harvey Jenkins, Joe Bassett, Ed Pukas, Gary DeYoung and Ted Rockentine.

When participants arrive in Floral City on Oct. 19 to walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), they will find a colorful new feature at the event: a display of beautifully nostalgic automobiles and hot rods provided by members of The Geezers Hot Rod Non-Club of Citrus County. 

The exhibit will be on the walking route along the beautiful Avenue of Oaks in a shady, wooded area provided by the First Baptist Church of Floral City.

Floral City resident and Geezer member Joe Basset, who has helped organize the car show, said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to contribute to Alzheimer’s awareness and fundraising for the AFO. I, and several other members of our club have experienced Alzheimer’s disease in our own families, so we understand how important it is to support other caregivers.”

The Geezers, which laughingly bills itself as a hot rod “non-club,” was founded in 1957 and currently has 38 members. About the casual nature of the group, member Harvey Jenkins explained, “We are dedicated to showing and talking about our cars, and looking for any excuse we can to get together for breakfast.”

The fee to enter Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s is $25, but teams entering ten or more walkers at the same time will receive a $5 discount from each entry fee.

For more information about how to participate, call Debbie Selsavage at 352-422-3663. To register walkers and walking teams on-line, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, go to www.alzheimersfamily.org/walkaware.