Car Show Benefits Family of Alexis Murphy

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The event raised more than $2,500. The event raised more than $2,500.

Auto clubs from across central Virginia cruised into Nelson County Saturday to raise money for the family of missing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

The Street Elements Auto Club hosted a benefit cruise in at the Ebony and Ivory Field in Roseland to help Murphy's family. Cars and bikes of all kinds sported pink ribbons as a sign of support. Alexis' relatives say car shows have always been one of the family's hobbies.

"I think it's just a nice way for all of us to get together, spend a beautiful Saturday - Alexis is never far from my thoughts. This is a nice way for us to kind of relax. This is something that we enjoy doing on a regular weekend," Alexis' great-aunt Trina Murphy said.

The event also featured food for donations, a bake sale and music. Supporters sold Alexis Murphy t-shirts.

All proceeds benefit Murphy's immediate family. The event raised more than $2,500. A surprise auction brought in an additional $2,000.

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