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Car show drives support for FCHS program
Event is Saturday
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Forsyth County News
If you’re going

• What: Seventh Annual Forsyth County Open Car and Truck Show
• When: Registration begins at 11 a.m., judging at 1 p.m. and awards presentation at 3 p.m Saturday
• Where: Forsyth Central High School parking lot
• Cost: $20 to register a vehicle; free to attend, but donations appreciated
Last year, more than 200 people came out to enjoy the vehicles on display during the annual Forsyth County Open Car and Truck Show.

This year, organizers are hoping for an even larger turnout at the event, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Forsyth Central High School.

The show is put on by students enrolled in the school’s automotive technology program.

Instructor Marlo Miranda said the show is a highlight of the students’ year.

“They love it,” he said. “Many compete and work the show at the same time.

“The proceeds pay for projects that the students work on. Like right now, we’re working on a race car that was donated to the program. We need to buy parts for it.”

Miranda added that proceeds also go to help pay for tools and equipment to supplement what the school system covers.

The teacher said he would like to have at least 60 cars and trucks participate in the show. Last year, the event drew about 45.

Vehicle registration is $20 and prizes will be awarded for best sound, best in show and best student car/truck in show.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

The show will also feature barbecue, door prizes and music.

“[This] is a great show for a great cause,” Miranda said. “Each year some of the best cars in Forsyth County show up and make a very big impression.”