The Sheriff’s car show (with trucks and tractors) will be a day-two highlight of the 10th Annual Paint-n-Pork festival.
Anyone with pride in their ride can join the fun. The entry fee for participants is a monetary donation to benefit Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. Entrants can decide the amount they’d like to give.
Car Best of Show, Truck Best of Show and Tractor Best of Show will take home an award and bragging rights, with several more participants receiving trophies sponsored by local businesses and organizations.
Sheriff Lou Roberts, reached by phone Thursday, said he looks forward to the event every year. He also admitted to being a fan of ‘60s-era muscle cars.
And the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, which will benefit from proceeds raised at both next weekend’s car show and the sheriff’s charity skeet shoot in the fall, is a program Roberts feels is doing great work.
FSYR operates residential and camping programs and other family services around the state. They help kids in precarious family situations who could benefit from the structure and support their programs offer.
Roberts said schools and their resource officers are a key source for identifying children who may be in need of FSYR services.
“They’re not bad kids,” Roberts said, “but if they continue in the environments they’re in, they might end up going down that path.”
Being a willing participant is a requirement for admission, as is a multi-stage screening process. And while families are asked to support ranchers
financially, the inability to do so won’t prevent a candidate from participating. FSYR derives most of its funding from donations, just like the ones that will be collected at the sheriff’s car show.
Sheriff Roberts invites all area gear heads to bring their car, truck or tractor out to Citizens Lodge Park on Saturday, April 20 for fun and a good cause.
On-site registration for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Antique & Classic Car Show is 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Citizens Lodge Park. The show will be open to spectators from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday festival-goers can tour the car show at no additional charge and occupants of participating show vehicles will be admitted to Paint-n-Pork for free.
For more information about the car show, contact Jessica Price at 482-9624, ext. 103 or Terry Allen at 263-4401.