Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial car show scheduled

A car show being held to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27. The Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial Car Show, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Bethel’s Burke Park.

“We are holding this car show not only to remember Nicholas, but to bring awareness of mental illness and suicide,” said Elizabeth Shofstall, mother of Colson-Wright.

Nicholas Colson-Wright, a college student, was a victim of suicide in May 2008. He was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder at age 10 and his mother says the family could have used more information about the disease to be better informed about what to expect.