Car Show and Art Fest in Alva Florida

In Which I attend the Art Show and Car Show in Alva Florida

Alva Florida is a small rural community located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. It is one of the oldest settlements in Southwest Florida.  

At the beginning of the 20th century, a Danish sea captain by the name of Peter Nelson laid out a village with plots for schools, parks, churches, and the first library in South Florida.

He named the town Alva after the small white flowers growing along the bank of the river.  

In 1903, the first bridge to cross the Caloosahatchee into Alva was built.  At this time, two hotels existed in the small community.  To learn more about Alva, visit the website

It was a little bit windy and chilly due to Hurricane Sandy which passed by Florida on its way North this week. I wore my knitted outfit with its warm little shawl that was made for me by Gale Lyons.  

My adopted humans were enjoying the car show so much that they almost forgot to take my picture!!

A 1956 Ford Thunderbird

A 1955 Ford Thunderbird

1971 Dodge and 1934 Ford

Ford Galaxy.....Teddy  wants to know, "Have you driven a Ford lately?"

In addition to the car show, live music and Jim Bob's Bar-B-Que, an art show featured pottery, South African jewelry, handmade bags and paintings by local artists. 

Art-Toberfest and Car Show was a charity event.  All proceeds will go to Project Rescue and Free International, organizations involved in rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking. 

Project Rescue was started in 1997 in Mumbai India.  Free International works to find and rescue victims of modern slavery.  To learn more visit:

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