Alexandria, VA – July 24, 2020 – In line with its deep commitment to the community, the organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented the USO Metro Washington-Baltimore with a special donation to assist during these challenging times.
With a handful of classic cars providing an elegant backdrop at the Alexandria National Cemetery, members of the Organizing Committee of The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented Meghan Butler, Corporate Development Director for USO-Metro, with a $3,000 check to help support the USO’s mission.
Cars ranging from a Morgan, MG, Austin Healey, and BMW, along with the USO Ford Escape, were on display with their owners – spaced at a safe distance, for the check presentation.
The mission of the USO is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The USO-Metro is one of two charities of choice for The Second Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank.
The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to donate funds to charitable organizations – both local and national. It hosts a spectacular single-day, high-sensory event on the unique lower blocks of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia every year.
Originally scheduled to take place last month, the second annual Festival is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 6 – over the Labor Day weekend. Event organizers are working closely with the City and State health officials on implementing safe distance protocols to ensure that the Festival fun while protecting attendees and participants.
The Second Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, will feature 100 rare and exotic supercars and motorcycles from around the world for viewing enjoyment. The Festival celebrates the heart and spirit of the community and highlights the elegance and style of Old Town.
The Festival is free to spectators and open to all.
Giving Back At A Safe Distance: Festival Organizers of Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Donated $3,000 To Local Charity Partner ALIVE!
This past weekend, organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke& Herbert Bank presented local Alexandria based charity Alive! with a unique and special check presentation with the George Washington Masonic Temple and a collection of classic cars serving as the backdrop.
Six rare and usual supercars ranging from an Austin-Healey to a Ferrari, with their owners present at a safe distance, presented Alive! Executive Director, Jennifer Ayers with a $3,000 check to help support the non-profits critical mainstay programs, such as shelter, food, assistance programs, and early education services that have been deeply impacted by Covid-19. Alive! is one of the scheduled benefactors of this year's speed & style festival.
“Our charter has always been to do something special for the community — while giving back to the community,” said Rick Myllenbeck, founder and chairman of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style. “We are delighted that we can share the proceeds generated from the Festival with a very deserving local charity, ALIVE!, which is so wonderfully making a difference for many local families at this great time of need.”
The 2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style was originally scheduled to take place this month, will now currently take place on Sunday, September 6 over Labor Day weekend. The event will feature more than 100 rare and unusual supercars and vintage motorcycles from around the world for viewing enjoyment. The event will span across three blocks on lower King Street near Old Town’s waterfront. The event is scheduled to feature a fashion exhibition presented by the Old Town Boutique District in which boutiques will showcase styles from the themed cars on display. The event organizing team is currently working with the City on safe distance protocols for the event.