“Neal and I had a passion for cars,” Kiwanis president John Carey said. “He brought the idea and made it happen. We want to honor Neal and want to raise money to support the community.”
Continuing to host car shows to raise proceeds for the community was a no-brainer for Pendleton Kiwanis members.
Kiwanis organizers hope to have between 150-200 cars in this year’s show. Forty-five participants have registered so far, well ahead of the pace set leading up to last year’s show.
Virtually all vehicles are welcome this year including motorcycles and unfinished cars. “Basically, if you want to show it off, you can,” Hare said.
The club, along with Collision Cure Body Werks, the title sponsor for this year’s show, has a full day of events scheduled. Registration for the show will run from 8-10 a.m. with judging at noon and awards at 2 p.m.
Not a big automobile fan? The show will feature more than just cars. The Pendleton Fire Department will be giving a Jaws of Life demonstration. Following the awards ceremony, local band Rising Gravity Experience will throw a mini-concert and Kiwanis members will grill K burgers.
Early registration is $20 and includes a Kiwanis Kar Show T-shirt. Registering the day of the show will cost $20 without the T-shirt and $30 with a shirt. For more details or registration forms, contact Hare at (765) 621-4076. The event is free and open to the public.
All proceeds from the event will go toward Kiwanis outreach programs such as Feed the Children, student scholarships, and the YMCA. “We have tried to put a lot into it to make it a great event for people to come out and enjoy and make a little money for the children,” Hare said.
If you go What: Kiwanis Kar Show When: Noon to 2 p.m., July 13 Cost: Free Show Includes: Collision Cure hot air balloon rides Pendleton Fire Department Jaws of Life presentation at noon Kiwanis K Burgers Many more food vendors Rising Gravity Experience Concert Where: Falls Park, Pendleton When: Pre-registration at 8 a.m., show runs through 2 p.m. with concert to follow. For more Information or for registration forms: Contact Todd Hare at (765) 621-4076.