Cruisers show on Sunday
The Vintage Cruisers club is hoping for sunshine on Sunday.
That's because sunshine after days of rain means car enthusiasts are itching to get their wheels out of the garage - and the Vintage Cruisers have just the venue for them to show off their pride and joy.
The club's 29th annual show and shine, dubbed "Cruisin' the Island" is set for Portage la Prairie's Island Park on Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with registration beginning at 10 a.m. in the picnic area near the duck pond.
The event is open to all antique, classic and special interest vehicles, with the entry fee being a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. The Bond Slave Motorcycle Club will welcome all motorcycles to the event.
Last year's event drew 300 vehicles and organizer Rusty Rutherford expects the same again this year.
"The scuttlebutt around the car community is if the sun is shining, they'll all be coming," Rutherford told the Herald-Leader.
There is no admission charge to the public, and Rutherford said the designated charity to benefit from a silent auction and Rainbow Auction is the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Proceeds will also go towards a $500 bursary for a high school auto shop student.
A food concession will be run by Central Plains Cancer Care Services.
"Everything goes to charity," Rutherford said.