Rotary Club Easter Car Show raises money for children in Peru, local projects

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Valley Rotary Club hosted its 31st annual Easter Car show at the Hurricane Community Center on Saturday.

Jeff Hunt, president of the Hurricane Valley Rotary Club, said thousands of visitors were on hand to take in the sights and sounds of the car show which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Rotary Club. The annual event raises anywhere from $10,000-$15,000 for the many charities the club supports.

Makes and models of cars from every era were on display with many in competition for a variety of prizes. Numerous vendors sold everything from food to vacations to custom-made knives. Hourly drawings gave away prizes to lucky participants. An engine-revving competition turned up the volume.

The “Miracle Minute” sent members of the local ROTC and Hurricane City Royalty into the crowd to loudly solicit as much cash as possible in 60 seconds. The proceeds from the Miracle Minute will go to support a children’s charity in Peru.

“We’re going to run around and yell and hoot and holler and try to get money from people,” Hunt said.

Much of the money raised by the club’s effort through the year is put back into projects in the Hurricane Valley, Hunt said, such as into city parks and recreation and other local nonprofits.

“Whatever we can do to make our community better is what we use that money for,” Hunt said.

Videographer Sheldon Demke contributed to this article.

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