This year’s Parkin’ In The Park Show n’ Shine at PasKaPoo Park on Aug. 19 went really well, with lots showing up to show off their cars and participate in the pancake breakfast, which was all volunteer-run.
“It turned out really well. It was very well attended. We had the park full of vintage cars, which always looks fabulous,” said Cheryl Jones, administrator with the museum.
Jones said the good turnout was wonderful, as this is the Historical Society’s last fundraising event of the year.
With donations, meals and registration for the cars, the event brought in between $3,000 and $4,000, which will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds at the Historical Society.
Because there were volunteers on the day of the Show n’ Shine, Jones said they were able to have the truck museum and military museum open to the public.
“We did have some volunteers to be able to man the building, so we had the truck museum open by donation as well as the military museum. Eric Hornsey, a veteran, stayed in the military museum for us and gave tours in there,” she said.
The historical museum was open as well, with the Beckley family in on the day of the event at the truck museum. They usually come on Wednesdays and look after the truck museum, so came extra during the Show n’ Shine event.
“Without volunteers helping out in the buildings and in the kitchen we’re not able to have as much open. We rely heavily on volunteers for sure.”
At the event, they also drew a local winner for their 50/50 raffle, which they do all year.
“We try to do one raffle a year for fundraising. That money can be used as well for the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings,” said Jones.
She said they are now doing some last-minute painting while the weather is nice, along with getting ready for rentals in the pavilion. Last week was also the final week for tours of the village, as they close down for the season.