Vehicle show to raise funds for education group in Hughesville
HUGHESVILLE – Chrome will shine on Saturday and engines will rumble through the borough as a vehicle show brings motorcycles, trucks, antique tractors and cars to the campus of the local high school.
Open from noon to 3 p.m., the show is sponsored by the East Lycoming School District and will begin in the high school parking lot, 349 Cemetery St.
“It’s a family friendly event with a relaxed atmosphere,” said Michael Pawlik, school district superintendent.
No judges will examine the vehicles, but attendees will get to vote on their favorite entry. The winner will receive the people’s choice award.
“We have something for everyone,” Pawlik said.
Food and craft vendors will sell their wares, and a band will play from 1 to 3 p.m.
A Montoursville-area jeweler will show off a motorcycle to which he mounted jewels. The motorcycle is set to be featured in Honda Gold Wing Magazine.
“We are very excited about that,” Pawlik said.
Automotive students in the Lycoming Career and Technical Center will give tours of their shop and show the cars they have built in class. They have “completely re-engineered” an MG model, Pawlik said, and a three-wheeled motorcycle is an ongoing project.
Registration for the car show starts at 9 a.m., and the first 40 people to register will receive a $5 gift card from a local restaurant. Registrants also will be entered in a drawing to win an oil painting of their vehicle by high school art teacher, Steve Buggy.
Proceeds benefit the East Lycoming Education Foundation, which began in September 2012. The foundation helps provide for innovative teaching practices and scholarships for students.
It will use proceeds from the event to give students the tools they need to succeed, Pawlik said. It is a 100-percent volunteer foundation, with the main focus being on the students.
“There are absolutely no paid members to the foundation,” Pawlik said, “So when people come forward and make a donation to the foundation, the donation goes right to the kids because there is no paid staff for our foundation.”
One of the recent projects with which the foundation assisted involved $15,000 used to purchase mini iPads for elementary school students to create the iPad initiative. Private money donated through the foundation was added to school district funds to purchase the iPads.
“We have so many folks in this area who strongly believe in education and believe in the East Lycoming School District,” Pawlik said.
To register for the car show, call the school district at 570-584-2131 or go online to eastlycomingef.org.