More than 100 entries are expected to line the street in downtown Mt. Shasta for Saturday’s 30th annual Mt. Shasta Car Show & Shine.
Fourteen trophies will be awarded by individual judges, participants and spectators who choose their favorite entries, along with the grand prize, a houseboat trip on Lake Shasta. Judging will be held from noon until 3 p.m.
The show begins Friday with a Poker Run from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a Meet & Greet Dinner featuring barbecued ribs and baked chicken, salads, twice baked potatoes, corn on the cob, drinks, and homemade pie and ice cream.
The dinner will be held at the Community Building on Alder St., where doors open at 4 p.m.
Cost for the dinner is $15 for adults or $5 for children 12 and under. The Meet & Greet includes music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
To register for the Poker Run, see the web page: https://mtshastapromotionalteam.net/poker-run/
Car Show events on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 are put on by the Mt. Shasta Promotional Team
Saturday’s non-sanctioned Car Show includes concessions and food booths, music by WildWoman Sounds Mobile DJ, a Mail Box Art Contest, and the 5 Star Kiwanis Grand Prix Box Car contests for kids 6 and under.
Grand Prix derby for kids
The Grand Prix derby, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Mt. Shasta, features children running a course while wearing a cardboard “car.”
Parents and their children are invited to turn their cardboard box into a race car, limited only by their child’s imagination and adult “pit crew” support.
Participants will bring their finished cardboard race car to the Show & Shine downtown Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. to enter the event.
A Grand Prix workshop is scheduled to be held Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community Building, where all supplies will be provided for creating a cardboard car, including license plates and designs.
Mail Box Art Contest
Participants in the Mail Box Art Contest use a mail box to create a work of art, and the mail box art is then sold as a community service fundraiser.
Anyone interested in participating can call Annemarie Rutherford at 926-6866 to obtain a mail box.
Mail box art should be turned in downtown Saturday morning, and the contest will be judged from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce will be serving beer and food and vendor booths will be open to the public during the Car Show & Shine.
To register, see the web page https://mtshastapromotionalteam.net/new-products/.
Registration the day of the show starts at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Mt. Shasta.
Promotional Team President Anne Murphy says several organizations benefit from the Car Show events, including the food bank, the 5 Star Kiwanis Brining Up Grades (BUG) program and CASA.