FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2015
Logan, Utah—The Lee’s Marketplace and Cache Valley Morning Rotary Club 5th Annual Car Show will be held on Father’s Day Weekend, June 20 from 11 am to 3 pm at Lee’s Marketplace, 555 E 1400 N in Logan. Over 100 vintage and specialized cars will be on display, with awards in various categories including ’Best of Show’. The event is free and open to all ages.
Cache Valley Morning Rotary Club (CVM Rotary) will organize a host of free games for kids and adults including a free-throw shooting challenge, putting green, extreme trampoline show by High Point gymnastics ,and other fun attractions with prizes for all participants. Also available will be a tricycle drag race, t-shirt cannon, bounce house, and face painting.
The cook shack will have Lee’s hamburgers, polish dogs and cold drinks. Local businesses and Rotarians have donated hundreds of dollars in prizes for drawings, with a winner announced every half hour. With the support of Lee’s and CVM Rotary, sale proceeds from the food and opportunity drawing will help benefit The Family Place (formerly The Child & Family Support Center).
Owners of classic, modified, speciality vehicles, or motorcycle are invited to enter their pride in the show by visiting Lee's Marketplace at 555 E 1400 N, Logan, calling 435-755-5100, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic registration form. Space is limited and available on a first-class first-served basis. The first 80 classic car entries will receive a gift bag.
Lee’s Marketplace and CVM Rotary are proud to present the first Karshow Art Gallery. The gallery is sponsored by Michaels and Little Bloomsbury Foundation, an arts-related peace organization and host of the Annual Little Bloomsbury Art & Music Festival, UNESCO World Heritage Chinese Water Garden Reenactment Project, and other Chinese cultural arts events. Children up to 18 years of age may enter the drawing and coloring contests. Artists are encouraged to create original renderings of their favorite vintage car. All coloring and drawing submissions will go on display at the gallery. In addition, persons of all ages are invited to participate in the sidewalk art contest. Designated space for sidewalk art is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Side walk chalk, crayons, color pencils, and a small number of clip boards will be available. Budding artists are invited to bring their own art kits and easels. Little Bloomsbury Art Ambassadors will be on duty to provide support and assistance.
All art entries will receive a participation gift for their creative efforts. Prizes for the art contest include Michaels “Passport to Imagination” summer crafting classes along with other items. Winners of the sidewalk art contest will be voted in by car show attendees, and all results announced on the Lee’s Car Show, CVM Rotary, and Little Bloomsbury Foundation Facebook pages by Monday, June 22. All coloring and drawing entries will be on display throughout the summer at Little Bloomsbury Art Gallery located at 181 N. 200 E., Logan, where the teepee is.
Jonathan Badger, CEO of Lee’s Marketplace, explains how he enjoys the community celebration: “We value the opportunity to open up our facilities to celebrate this family event which speaks to the quality of life we all enjoy in Cache Valley.”
Trace Skeen, President of the CVM Rotary expresses the Club’s enthusiastic support of the annual event, “Rotary is pleased to partner with Lee’s who embodies the same spirit of community. We look forward to a fun family atmosphere with the benefits going to the Family Place, a key organization that supports families in Cache Valley.”
Rotary is an international service organization of over 1.2 million members who are local business, professional, and civic leaders. It is most notably recognized as a lead organization in the eradication of polio worldwide. In addition to supporting this project, CVM Rotary provides solutions to the local community through support for The Family Place, Centro de la Familia, Cache Food Pantry, Cache Valley Literacy Program, Cambodia International Children Friend Organization, youth leadership development programs, foreign youth exchange, and other local service projects.
The Family Place has been helping to build stronger families in Cache Valley for over 30 years. The private non-profit works with parents and children to support good relationships and develop new approaches to family life. it hosts fun, family-focused events and offers a variety of programs including education and counseling services, workshops, and care for children. Last year 10,000 families and 15,000 children, mostly from Cache Valley, were served through events such as the Princess and Hero parties, Steppin’ Up for Children on the courthouse steps, and the Good-Touch/Bad-Touch programs in schools.
Call Lee’s Marketplace at 435-755-5100 about the Lee’s Father’s Day Car Show or Little Bloomsbury Foundation at 435-994-9904 about the Karshow Art Gallery.