HIGHFILL -- The Holland Barn venue, usually a place for weddings and family celebrations, was on Saturday a place to show off cars and trucks -- from classy antiques to shiny muscle cars -- the venue was full of vehicles and spectators. And, the Heroes and Hotrods event on Saturday was all for a good cause, with all the proceeds given to help veterans' groups.
Those benefitting from the event included the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Siloam Springs, a service organization supporting veterans; the Bob Davis Veterans Center in Mountain Home, which provides shelter and job training for homeless veterans; Project Red Friday, which supports those in the military and sends care packages to servicemen and women; and Joint Forces K-9 Group in Siloam Springs, a veteran-owned business which offers K-9 training and also uses veterans to train service dogs.
The Holland Barn venue is owned by Eric and Amy Holland. Eric built the barn after retiring from a career in the U.S. Air Force.
Saturday's event included the car show, booths, live entertainment and helicopter rides.