The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Fred Gibb Memorial Scholarship

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

8 August 2007

If Fred Had When a white "Fred Gibb Chevrolet" jacket was put up for auction to produce a Fred Gibb Memorial Scholarship, two men got in a bidding war.

The two enthusiast were Larry Christensen of Colorado and Jim Parks of Wisconsin, but when all was said and done, co-ordinator, Ken Brown was handed $1150 cash to go towards the fund by top bidder, Jim Parks of Wisconsin.

Fred's daughter, Connie, remarked:

"Dad would have been so surprised. If he had known, he would have ordered more jackets."

The car show was certainly a lot of fun for those who attended this year's event, and there seemed to be a story in every vehicle if you only had time to visit with each one.

I stopped to visit with one nice gentleman from Rushville who's 1973 Plymouth Cuda had a very nice blue paint scheme and license plates were inscribed as 1 BCUDA.

The car, he said, belonged to his son, Bryan Bridgewater, who was handicapped and in a wheel chair, and therefore his father drove him to the area car shows.

I was pleased that Bryan's car was selected as a winner in his class by his peers.

In a random act of kindness, Fred Gibb's daughter Connie, went over to visit with him a moment and to congratulate him, which I am sure meant a lot to this young man.

Many come to show their cars, others come to meet the race drivers and others come to meet Mrs. Gibb and to get autographs. Some come to show their showpiece, and others come to see the classics, but the day is always full of good times and good memories.

Next year will be the tenth year of the Gibb memorial, and who would have guessed it would have grown to this? Only Known