MILFORD, Del. - An inaugural car show was held Saturday on Patriot's Way to raise money for Delaware Hospice. 

171 cars parked on the field in front of the Veteran's Center. Philip Watkins spearheaded the event. He says he has been raising money for Delaware Hospice since the fall because he wanted a way to help local families and children. "Months ago I had triple bypass and I wasn't even supposed to be here, but I told the good Lord that I would change my ways and help the people," he shares. "While I was recovering I spear-headed this and thought of hospice."

Assistant Director of Development Peggy Dolby says Delaware Hospice will use the money raised to pay for its programs. "We'll use it for some of our bereavement programs, transition programs," she says. "All of those programs are totally funded by Delaware Hospice and the money we raise."

Dolby says the proceeds from the car show have not been calculated yet but that Delaware Hospice has raised over $5,000 through fundraising. 

Watkins plans to bring the car show back this time next year and says he hopes to also include a swap meet.