A 1929 Ford pick-up truck owned by Dan Dunlop at a previous MRSS Show and Shine. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

A 1929 Ford pick-up truck owned by Dan Dunlop at a previous MRSS Show and Shine. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Classic cars wanted for Maple Ridge school’s dry grad fundraiser

Maple Ridge Secondary School’s Show and Shine is back

Students at Maple Ridge Secondary School are bringing back the annual Show and Shine to raise money for their dry grad this year.

The event will feature a display of classic cars, a concession, raffles, a silent auction, and a student DJ.

“We are looking for not only people to come and showcase their vehicles. We are also looking for the public to visit this free event, vote for their favourite vehicles, stroll the various vendors, and enjoy a BBQ lunch,” said chef instructor at the school Trevor Randle.

The Show and Shine has been taking place for about 15 years – the dry grad for about 25 years.

The amount of classic cars on display is always weather dependent, noted Randle.

One year, he said, when the weather wasn’t the nicest they had around 80 cars. Another year when it was just a little overcast, he estimates there were 180 vehicles at the event.

This year he is expecting a minimum of 120 vehicles at the show that will include hot rods, classic cars and trucks, and maybe even motorcycles.

More than 35 vendors will also be at the event selling everything from soaps to jewellery.

“Not only do we have a huge car show, but we have a huge vendor show as well,” said Randle.

The Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears will be serving up burgers, hot dogs, fries, and beverages.

Randle is still looking for vendors, sponsors, and vehicles for display.

Each vendor space is a $25 donation and there is a minimum donation of $15 per vehicle to be a part of the show.

There is no need for the owners of the classic vehicles to preregister, said Randle. The first 120 vehicles will receive a commemorative MRSS Show and Shine dash plaque and a swag bag as well.

Randle is hoping the community comes out to support their event.

“It’s a great way for grads to participate in their own fundraising as well as getting the community involved supporting the grads,” he added.

Dry grad is an alcohol free celebration in honour of students graduating high school.

The MRSS Show and Shine Dry Grad Fundraiser takes place from 10-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at 21911 122 Ave. in Maple Ridge.

Vehicle registration opens at 9 a.m.

For more information call 604-463-4175.

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