Forrest Scene

May 2012 News Releases

13th annual car show, bbq and fair Friday at Washburn Tech

The public is invited to Washburn Tech’s 13th Annual Car Show, BBQ and Fair which will be held Friday, May 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Washburn Tech campus. The Car Show & Fair is the institute’s largest annual fundraiser for the Washburn Tech Care Closet. There are seven show entry classes: Custom/low riders, antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles, student cars, race cars, and special interest. Instructors, students, and staff throughout Washburn Tech are involved in organizing and holding the event.

The public is also invited to participate in many of the popular contests held during the Car Show. Marvel at the entries in the seven car show classes, try your skills in the Heavy Equipment Rodeo, enjoy the thrill of power tools racing with the assistance of electric power down dual 75’ wooden tracks at the power tool races, laugh at the dunk tank experience, relax at the blood pressure check, take your frustrations out at the car bash, or bring your child or young relative to enjoy the gentle children’s games. Additionally, at 10:00 a.m. Washburn Tech Recycled Rides will donate a vehicle to an area individual or family in need.

The Car Show will be followed from 5-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 12th with the SkillsUSA Spring Craft Fair at Washburn Tech.

There is no cost to be a spectator at the Car Show & BBQ. However, some events require purchase of 25-cent tickets for participation. Funds raised through tickets are considered a donation to the Washburn Tech Care Closet.

The Care Closet provides short term financial assistance to eligible Washburn Tech students in need to help them complete their education. Sometimes a tank of gas or bus fare to get to class one week or help with a bag of groceries can make all the difference in helping a student complete their technical program so they can get a job in the field of their dreams.

Washburn Tech offers 25 technical programs, most of which are about 48 credits in length, in one of five divisions – Construction, Health Care, Transportation, Human Services, and Technology. In addition, short-term continuing education and custom courses are offered. To inquire about technical programs or future courses please contact Washburn Tech at (785) 273- 7140.

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Jonathan Wimer, Washburn Tech, coordinator of continuing education and marketing, (785) 228-6390

Trudi Kenny, Washburn Tech, (785) 228-6402