The college's school of trades and technology will host the 15th annual Automotive Benefit Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the department building's parking lot on campus.
Students and instructors will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs to raise money, and exhibitors will be charged $15 per car entry. Proceeds will benefit the Farmington chapter of Blue Star Mothers, an organization dedicated to providing support for veterans in the U.S. and overseas.
"They're supporting our troops overseas with supplies and support," said Kerry Meirer, automotive program coordinator. "Thinking about their sacrifices as volunteer service members ... we thought it would be appropriate to help them get the supplies they need for their mission."
The event benefits a different local charitable organization each year, with funds from last year's event going to Habitat for Humanity.
Since the show is not a judged event, door prizes will be handed out for those participating in the auto show.
Along with the car show, the school of trades and technology will host an open house for those interested in the school's programs.
"We have instructors and staff from all the programs (present) the day of the show," Meier said. "It lets the community come up and see what we do on this side of campus."
People who take a tour of the department building will receive a ticket for entry
"School is typically about what you can take away as knowledge," Barnett said. "Rarely do you have a chance to give back and the students were able to contribute something."
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