Car Guys Care revving up for Toys for Tots Car Show

File photo from the Car Guys Care's Toys for Tots "Show and Shine" car show at Ricardo's Restaurant, St. George, Utah, Dec. 12, 2015| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — It’s a day of cars, toys and Christmas spirit as a group of philanthropic heroes known as Car Guys Care hosts a car show to benefit the local Toys for Tots program for the sixth consecutive year.

The event takes place in the parking lot of Ricardo’s Restaurant in St. George Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Oldies and classic cars at Car Guys Care's Toys for Tots "Show and Shine" car show at Ricardo's Restaurant, St. George, Utah, Dec. 12, 2015| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
File photo of oldies and classic cars at Car Guys Care’s Toys for Tots “Show and Shine” car show at Ricardo’s Restaurant, St. George, Utah, Dec. 12, 2015| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The Toys for Tots car show is presented by Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, Desert Rodders of Southern Utah, Rods & Rebels Hot Rod Club, Color Country Corvettes, Southern Utah All-Gens Camaro Club, and Kiwanis Club of St. George.

Anybody with a car, truck or motorcycle is invited, Shane Dastrup, president of the Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, said, adding the group is hoping to make the event into a street party.

Helping kids in need while checking out a shiny, classic car is what makes this toy drive event so successful and fun, he said.

Those wishing to donate are asked to bring unwrapped toys. All the toys donated at the car show will go to families throughout the community.

Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots program was officially adopted by the Marine Corps in 1948. Since that time, more than 452 million toys have been distributed to more than 209 million needy children.

While Marine Corps Reserve coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the Toys for Tots campaign, the drive’s ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys, according to the program’s website.

All monetary donations submitted via the secure web site for the Washington County area stay in the area. These funds are utilized to purchase toys where shortfalls are noted.

Event details

  • What: Toys for Tots Car Show.
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Ricardo’s Restaurant, 1110 S. Bluff Street, St. George.
  • Contact: Shane Dastrup – (435) 619-9770
  • The public is invited to this free event. Monetary donations are accepted and those attending are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys.

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