School of Technology’s annual car show is May 4Published 6:26pm Monday, April 29, 2013
By PHOEBE ROBINSON / Community Columnist
The Shelby County School of Technology third Annual Car Show will be Saturday, May 4, at the SOT, 701 Alabama 70, Columbiana, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family friendly free event has added an arts and craft show for the first time. SOT sponsors the car show to raise needed funds to benefit its students to participate at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo., in June 2013.
SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that allows students to compete with other students in their trade. The winners of these competitions are eligible for scholarships to further their education and careers. The experience also exposes the students to employers and major corporations for career opportunities. The funds raised at the car show will give SOT students the opportunity to attend this important event that can benefit the future of their lives.
Event Coordinator A. J. Miller has planned a great event. There will be a large variety of vehicles- both antique and late model cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors — vendors, oldies music, door prizes, food, silent auction, space bounce, games, shaved ice, cotton candy, popcorn and more for an affordable day for the whole family. Unique trophies will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for May 18. For info, call Miller at 541-9844 or email@example.com.
Will Patterson, local contractor and owner of Columbiana Tire, is a great propionate of SOT and the superb education and skills he received that he has used to support his family since he graduated in 1989. Patterson spoke highly of SOT at a recent Columbiana Merchants and Professional meeting.
Make a day of it and also attend the same day the Central Alabama Antique and Appraisal Show, sponsored by the Friends of Library, at Mayor Stancil and Ann Handley’s barn on Shelby County 47. Bring your unknown treasure to learn its value for $5 and admission is $5. Proceeds support the Columbiana Public Library.
Make Columbiana your destination May 4 and have a great fun day for the entire family.
Phoebe Donald Robinson is a community columnist and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.