Machinists Union charity car show raises $9,300

EVERETT —  Machinists Union members raised more than $9,300 for charity with their annual custom car and motorcycle show.

147The annual Bill Baker Memorial Steel & Wheel SuperShow attracted more than 50 entries to Machinists Union District Lodge 751′s Everett Union hall on Aug. 9.

“We had a really fun family event,” said Les Mullen, the president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-A, which sponsored the show. “Thanks to some great sponsors and hard-working volunteers, we had a good time raising money for a great cause.”

All the money is going to Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada.

Local 751-A is affiliated with District 751, which is the No. 1 fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past five years, the union has raised nearly $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 51 employers across Washington and California.

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