The sixth annual Cars for Christ Car, Truck and Bike Show is taking place a little later this year. The show, which usually takes place in March, has been rescheduled every single year — sometimes twice in the same year — due to rain. So this year, organizers Joe and Beth Bowers are attempting to out-smart the weather. They've moved this year's event to 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church, 1500 Country Club Road.
"We thought a May date would give us a better chance of good weather. We'll see," said Beth Bowers.
The family-friendly event, hosted by the church's mission team, is free to spectators. There will be a bake sale and concessions. Magician Bart Glatt will perform at 1:30 p.m. Children can have their faces painted and get a balloon animal. They'll also get a chance to view animals from Heck Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. An on-site dog rescue adoption center will also be set up.
All makes, models and years of vehicles are invited to enter the car show. Vehicle owners can pre-register for $25. Cost is $30 the day of the show. Pre-registration ends May 3.
Awards will be presented in all classes of vehicles at 4:30 p.m. In all, 30 trophies will be awarded.
Proceeds will benefit the Plauché quintuplets' education fund. The 6-year-old quintuplets — Corinne, Miles, Owen, Reece and Tessa — are members of St. Luke-Simpson Church. As they do each year, the five of them will be on hand to choose the recipient of the "Quintuplets' Choice" award.
In fact, all children in attendance will be given the chance to vote on their favorite vehicle as they help decide on the kids' choice award.
A silent auction will also take place. Attendees can bid on a Yeti cooler donated by Stine Home and Yard, and two framed prints donated by artist Candice Alexander.
LifeShare Blood Center will have a mobile blood donation station at the event.