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Rain didn't dampen event

Saturday morning's rain brought mixed emotions at my house. I was thankful for the much needed precip - but thinking 'why today?' when we were hoping for a 100-car turnout at the first All School Show & Shine at Sunnyside High School. We knew the past few weeks of sunshine had our car crazy friends itching for a day out - but this rain could keep a lot of them away.

The parents and students helping out all showed up early to round up awnings and had a lineup waiting to register a half-hour before the gates were scheduled to open! At day's end, 115 vehicles were registered and huddled under awnings for a quick awards presentation. Their support was overwhelming!

Thank you to all those who drove from all directions and especially to those local alumni and friends who brought their daily drivers and their seldom-seen treasures for all to enjoy.

We need to recognize the efforts of Mr. Dolan's welding class, the SHS auto shop and the Farm Shop for the trophys, KFC/A&W, Les Schwab and Catalina's for donating door prizes, the Daily Sun News for posters and promotion, Mr. Zacher for the sign and Mid Valley Chrysler for door prizes and their participation at the show.

We had a huge variety of vehicles that included John Darlymple's three Johnny B. Good race cars, a great addition to the day. No car show is complete without 'mood music' which was provided by Ron and Alex Jetter.

Lastly, thanks to the students and parents who braved the wind and rain registering, cooking concessions and parking cars. It was the best rainy day I've ever had!

/s/ Kim Taylor Morris, SHS Senior Parent Boosters

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