Central Alberta Raceways plan to hold swap meet. File Photo

CARS to hold swap meet

CARS plan event in conjunction with Rock ‘n Rimbey

Central Alberta Raceways plan to hold a swap meeting in conjunction with Rock ‘n Rimbey events and are hoping the town will consider waiving the arena fees for the event.

Tammy Boyes approached council at its Tuesday meeting to request a reduction in the daily $350 fee for the the arena for the event which is to be held Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We have been in discussion with Terry Von Hollen, event chairman and Suella Brodie, co-chair for the event and they have indicated they do not currently require the use of the arena and they agreed that an automotive swap meet correlates well with Rock ‘n Rimbey events,” Boyes said in a letter to council.

Boyes said the swap meet will increase both interest and dollars spent in the community.

“All organizers, admissions, set-up, tear-down and cleaning staff are local to the area and all are volunteers,” she said.

All proceeds of the swap meet will go to Central Alberta Raceways.

Council noted that several organizations have approached them lately for funding.

“This is the third council meeting where we have been approached for requests,” said Coun. Rondeel.

Mayor Rick Pankiw agreed.

“This is a brand new event,” he noted, suggesting the group apply for a grant through the Community Spirit grant, available through the town.

“If they fill that out it would give us a handle on the request,” said Rondeel.

“It’s definitely an option,” added Pankiw.

Boyes said she was certain Central Alberta Raceways would be receptive to applying for the grant.

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