Volkstober event drives into North Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- The Topeka Wide Associated Volkswagen Club is holding their second annual event in Historic Downtown North Topeka Saturday in the 800 and 900 blocks of North Kansas Avenue.

The show begins at 10:00 Saturday morning and awards will be given out for vehicles at 3:00.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Topeka Rescue Mission as well as programs at the North YMCA.

Event organizer and president of the Topeka Volkswagen Club, Amy Harrison, said bringing the cars to NOTO has a special meaning to her.

"I'm from North Topeka, and I remember when downtown Topeka was kind of a scary place to be. This entire place is like a phoenix rising from the ashes and it is so great to see people not be scared to come down here and be able to enjoy themselves," said Harrison.

The third annual Volkstober is already scheduled for Oct. 22, 2016.