It couldn’t have been a nicer day on Saturday, June 16th for the car buffs that just enjoy being involved with cars. This is the 10th year for the Maryhill Knights of Columbus annual Car Show and Shine co-ordinated by Doug Zinger. This will be the final year! This event took place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre Complex which is also wheelchair accessible.
Danny Strickler and Jake Wilkinson registered the 150 cars which started pulling in at 8:30 a.m. along with some Volkswagon powered Trikes and Street Buggies. Gerry Goetz also helped in the afternoon. Dave & Terry Hodgkinson and Cliff Hodgkinson & Kelly Martin were also there with their stock cars.
Barry Cullen Chev and Cadillac and Robinson Buick had their new cars on display on the pad.
There were 109 prizes presented to winners of raffles throughout the day. Connie Wilkinson and Donna Sefried looked after the raffle tickets while Ruth & George Burchatzki were busy at their table.
Thank you to the Corporate Sponsors – Barry Cullen Chev & Cadillac, Mark Shields Mechanical, Unicorn Industries, Robinson Motors, Conestogo Mechanical, Unicorn Industries, Town & Country Fencing, Dave Rider garage, Wright Auto Sales, Gord Kaster Auto, Andesign Signs & Graphics, Wellington Motors, TMT Inc., Ariss Fencing, Portugal Autobody, Landscape Plus, W.S. Bell Cartage, Azores Cambridge Bakery, VanDel Contractors Ltd., and P. & H. Milling.
The live entertainment was supplied by the popular “Swan Creek Jammers” who played many of the favourite 50’s and 60 ’s music with some country and western thrown in.
The food booth kept Chris Collins along with Holly Chirelli and Ken Feeney busy while Barb Vodicka was busy selling hot dogs, sausages, and back bacon and pop and water. Tye Zinger started the French fryer and was relieved by brother Dwight who was kept busy the whole day and went through 150 lbs. of potatoes. There was free coffee inside. Behind the bar, Carol and Bob Taylor and Ron & John Kennedy looked after the other refreshments in the hall.
Co-ordinator Doug Zinger presented the people’s choice trophies to 1st place Pat Weiler with his 2007 ford Ranger custom pick-up truck, 2nd place was Dianne Braun with her 1956 Black and White Ford Thunderbird and 3rd place was Larry Lautenschlager with his 1931 Ford Model “A”.
All the proceeds from this day will be going to local charities and the Maryhill Park.
It takes over 30 volunteers to make this day a success and chairman Doug Zinger said he wants each of them to know how much their help was appreciated.