EDITOR'S NOTE: The follow event has been postponed due to an adverse weather forecast. The new date will be Saturday, Aug. 10.
ROTTERDAM -- Area businesses are teaming up Saturday to offer a Summer Bash and Car Show at ViaPort Rotterdam in an effort to raise money for a local employee who needs help with medical expenses.
Roger Belleville, an Appolo Heating employee, suffered a non-work-related vehicle accident and became paralyzed, so Appolo Heating is putting on the event to help alleviate the costs of his equipment and wheelchair.
“We want the attendees to take some time to enjoy the day, while supporting a neighbor in need,” said Appolo Heating Public Relations Account Executive Leanne Ricchiuti. “Appolo Heating is one big family, and when one employee needs help, everyone pitches in.”
Along with ViaPort Rotterdam, TriCity Muscle, Go Army, Hilltown Pool Services, Home Style Pizza, and UniFirst Corporation, all of which are serving as sponsors for the event, Appolo Heating is putting on the family-friendly bash with numerous highlights for the family. The car and motorcycle show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., while the Summer Bash kicks off at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. The day will include a car wash, car detailing, dunk tanks, bounce houses, a zip line, reptiles and birds of prey, carnival games, a petting zoo and an obstacle course.
Those who attend will receive discounted admissions to Via Aquarium.
Belleville will also be in attendance.