On a sweltering Saturday, July 20, 2019, we at Mainetti & Mainetti, P.C. were proud to raise money for Ulster County Community Action by putting on our practice’s first annual car & bike show. It was one of many community endeavors that our practice has donated to or participated in; we’ve been proud sponsors of this year’s July 4th fireworks in Kingston, the HealthAlliance Foundation and the O+ Festival.

The $846.34 in entrance fees for cars and bikes were donated to Ulster County Community Action.

One of our partners, Alex Mainetti, is the president of Ulster County Community Action’s Board of Directors.

“We are really happy that we were able to raise some money and awareness for the important work that UCCAC is doing to help local people who are struggling with poverty,” Alex said.

UCCAC’s programs include Head Start/Early Head Start, which prepare income-eligible and at-risk children for success, weatherization programs for low-income homeowners and renters, food pantry distribution and free farm stands.

Our legal secretary and marketing director Molly Smith-O’Brien said that even though the weather was extremely hot, the turnout was still great.

“There are a lot of diehard car people in the area who came out despite the weather,” she said. “People took the time to come out for a good cause and we appreciate it.”

Donations of gift cards and services were also made by a number of uptown businesses, including:

Timely Signs also donated seven plaques to give out to the winners in the following categories:

      • Uptown Coffee favorite Sports Car—2019 Chevy Corvette, owner George Hass
      • Timely Signs favorite Muscle Car- 65 Chevy Impala, owner Mr. Fairley
      • Diego’s favorite Import Car—95 BMW M3, owner Scott Lockrow
      • Pugsly’s Barbershops Favorite HotRod/Kustom — 1930 Ford Model A, owner Dave R.
      • Al Mainetti’s Show Favorite—1965 Blue Corvette Convertible, owner Bob Dittus
    • Al Mainett’s Runner Up- Custom GMC S10, owner Jesse Decker

In speaking with Mike Conti, owner of Pugsly’s Barder Shop and supporter of the event, Michael Mainetti said, “We’re going to collaborate to put together a big show next year by closing down portions of Wall and North Front Street, lining the streets with cars, bikes, and live music. We feel this could raise thousands of dollars for UCCA and be a great event for the community as well as uptown businesses.”