Event garners donation to promoter’s favorite charity

By Erich Murphy
Pontiac Daily Leader
Wed Jul 08, 2009, 11:45 AM CDT
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By Erich Murphy/Daily Leader
Calib Baxter, left, presents a check to his niece, Elizabeth Hallam, Tuesday. Hallam accepted the $500 check on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The money came from a stereo competition sponsored by Absolute Sound & Security, a business owned by Baxter.

Four car owners can claim to have the loudest vehicles in Pontiac after results for the Absolute Sound & Security Stereo Competition were recently announced.
    The event took place last month at the sponsor’s place of business. Calib Baxter, owner of Absolute Sound & Security, put on the event to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    The proceeds tallied $500 that Baxter ceremoniously gave MDA Tuesday when he presented the check to his niece, Elizabeth Hallam. Hallam has spinal muscular atrophy. The check will be sent to MDA.
    Baxter said in June that this cause has special meaning to him and that his car club goes to Peoria to help with the phone bank during the Labor Day telethon.
    “It went great,” Baxter said of the event. “I’d like to especially thank all those who helped and the Pontiac Police Department.”
    Paul Tharp won the Class 1 title. The speakers for this classification had to be 8 inches to 23 inches. Ben Roe won class 2, which had speaker of 24 inches to 36 inches. The loudest in Class 3, which had speakers 37 inches or larger, was Kevin Schneider. The Outlaw Class winner was Ken McDorman.
    Baxter said Absolute Sound & Security hopes to continue to sponsor such events in the future to raise money for MDA.