O’NEALS — Minarets High School is getting ready to start their engines for the Second Annual Minarets Car Show on Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The show is an octane-fueled fundraising effort for about 20 Minarets students who will travel to Greece and Italy in June of 2014.
Admission to the event is free to the public.
There’s a modest fee for registering your car and organizers say there is still time to register. Minarets event planners have room more participants and vendors. All cars are welcome. The car show will have over 100 cars and about 25-30 vendors.
Minarets organizers are also seeking sponsors whose businesses will be promoted at the event if they participate in the sponsorship program. Food vendors so far include Alfonso’s Hideway Mexican Restaurant and 22 Mile House Grill, says Minarets Director Daniel Ching.
“The proceeds from this show will go towards the students’ trip to Greece and Italy this summer,” says Ching. “Last year we were able to raise money for our Germany trip and we are hoping to repeat our success.”
Registration for cars is $20 while the vendor fee is $25.
“The trip to Greece and Italy will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students,” Ching promises, adding, “the public will be able to follow our trip online in June. If people want to support our students, they can come out and enjoy the cars, the food, the crafts, and the music.”
Students will be accompanied on their European adventure by Ching and spouse Ceaenna Ching, along with social sciences and leadership instructor Chelsea Milliorn.
Ching explains the importance of travel and the positive effects it can have on kids.
“Students who travel abroad are given the opportunity to experience cultures different than their own,” he says, “providing them with a global perspective they would not otherwise have. Seeing things with your eyes cements what you have learned about them.”
He believes that travel is one of the best ways to become a well-rounded person, something the school encourages wholeheartedly.
“My wife and I have traveled to 15 different countries and it has significantly impacted the way we view the world and appreciate our home. I want this for our students.”
For more information on car registration and vendor opportunities, or to make a contribution to help these hard-working would-be travelers reach their goal, please call 559-868-8689 or contact Daniel Ching via email
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