Ballston Spa Three years ago, Eran Wasserman set down some new roots for himself in scenic Charlton after living in Israel and Manhattan. He’s found country life to his liking — so much so that he’s finding a way to give back to the community through his business and a passion for cool cars.
On Saturday, July 21, Wasserman will be holding the 3rd Annual Benefit Car Show from noon until 4 p.m. at the Route 67 Country Store and Café, which he opened in 2009. Registration will be held at 11 a.m. The cafe is located at 1958 Amsterdam Road.
“The first year, we had a car show as part of a small benefit. Now it’s bigger than we expected,” said Wasserman. He added that the show is always held the weekend after the Syracuse Nationals Car Show.
Proceeds from the show are always split with a local non-profit organization. Last year, the show raised over $1,100 for breast cancer research. This year, profits will be going to the Charlton Historical Society.
“(The society) sincerely appreciates the support received from the car show at the Route 67 Country Store,” said Alice Crotty, president of The Charlton Historical Society. “The donated funds are used for the Society's programs and activities. This year, donations will help provide funds to update and replace flags and banners used in the Founders Day Parade.”
Wasserman is glad to give back to the community and said he got the show started because he wanted to have something “for people to come and have fun.”
“As a small business owner I am being perceived as a community leader. As such, I have a responsibility and an opportunity to give back to my community. Partnering with a local non-profit organization will help make a real impact locally and beyond,” he said.