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High River Car Show makes donations to local charities
The River City Classics and Eamon's Garage Historical Society handed out cheques to worthy charities from money raised at the second annual Brian Chipchase Sr. Memorial Show and Shine Monday. Seven groups shared in $18,500. One of the recipients was the High River Handi-bus Society and vice-president Mark Podwysocki said the money will certainly come in handy. "We're in the process of evaluating our fleet because they're getting very old, the 2017 Chevy is really getting to be on its last legs and they are expensive to maintain so we'll be putting money towards that," he says. He says last month the Handi-bus made 494 trips while back in January it was about 350 trips, the lowest number of any month. The Museum is in the thick of the action during the car show and they were again rewarded with a donation which curator Irene Kerr says is very helpful. "Every year they've made a very generous donation to us and the money that we receive from the car club always goes to our school programs. We don't really believe in charging students to come and have programs at the museum," Kerr says. Ray Bouillet with the car club says they believe in giving back to the community. "For example, 4-H helped us out at the car show and also the burn out, we had the Mustang Club from Calgary come out to help with parking and the Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society were involved in preparation and putting together the show itself," he says. Groups receiving donations: Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society Foothills 4H Food For Thought, providing lunches for students High River Handi-bus High River United Way Partnership Call of the West Museum Museum of the Highwood The car club also recognized its sponsors with plaques: Title Sponsor: High River Autoplex and RV Platinum Sponsors: Western Financial Group, High River Fountain Tire, T&T Disposal, CDI International, Tie Craft - Ward Tires. Gold Sponsors: Midnight Oil, Shawne Excavating, Foothills Signs, Sally's Bar and Grill, Surefire Automotive, Golden West Broadcasting, Mac Tools, Highwood Trusses, Cooperator's Insurance - Crawford Insurance, NAPA Auto Parts, Dream Asset Management Group. Silver Sponsors: High River Ford, Mike's Transmission, Dee-Alta Tires Ltd., Blue Spruce Auto, Knee Deep Bar and Grill, Bear Excavating Ltd. Bronze Sponsors: Acreage Development Solutions, Farmboy Landscaping & Maintenance. In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, HighRiverOnline and OkotoksOnline encourage you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the HighRiverOnline or OkotoksOnline app.