Car Show and BBQ

April 8, 2014

Topeka, Kan. – Washburn Tech is holding its 15th annual Car Show, BBQ and Fair from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, on the Washburn Tech campus at 5724 S.W. Huntoon St. The public is invited to the event, which is a fundraiser for the Washburn Tech Care Closet.

 Auto enthusiasts will enjoy the five show entry classes: custom/low riders, antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and special interest. For those who’d rather fly or climb than drive, the Kansas Air National Guard is bringing a helicopter simulator and the U.S. Army is setting up a climbing wall. The event offers a carnival atmosphere which includes a dunk tank, a heavy equipment rodeo, a car bash, the golf ball contest and even 3 vs. 3 basketball.

 In addition, Recycled Rides will give away a refurbished vehicle to a family in need at 9:00 a.m. in the Auto Collision lab on the east side of campus. This marks the eighth car donated by Washburn Tech’s Recycled Rides program.

 The Care Closet, now in its 26th year of operation, provides short-term financial assistance to Washburn tech students who need help to complete their education. Aid can take the form of gas money, bus fare or a bag of groceries.

 Washburn Tech offers 30 career programs in one of five divisions: Construction, Health Care, Human Services, Technology and Transportation. Short-term, continuing education courses also are available along with custom courses for business and industry. Washburn Tech, which serves both high school and adult students, has an 81% graduation rate which is the highest in the state among all universities, community colleges and technical institutions.