Area car enthusiasts will have one last chance to showcase their rides this year before the winter weather sets in — and for a great cause
Commonwealth Arms and Car Shop, Inc. are teaming up to host the first Back the Blue Scholarship Car Show, to be held Saturday beside Cucci’s Pizzeria in Covington.
Proceeds raised from the show will be used towards scholarships for local high school students wishing to further their education in either law enforcement or criminal justice.
“Chris (Tingler) and I were talking a while back about wanting to do something positive for area law enforcement,” said Commonwealth Arms co-owner and show promoter Robert Floyd.
“We know the police have taken a lot of unfair abuse here lately, so we want to start a scholarship for area high school students wishing to further their education in criminal justice as this is obviously a very important occupation,” Floyd continued. “And well, since Chris and I are both car guys we thought, what better way to help get the ball rolling than a car show.”
Commonwealth Arms and Car Shop Inc. hope to award two such scholarships to area students in the spring of 2021.
The show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 9 a.m. The entry fee for the show will be $10.
The show will feature a live deejay, goodie bags, door prizes, dash plaques for the first 50 entrants, and awards for the top 10 plus specialty awards.
In addition, a press release has been sent to all area law enforcement agencies in the hopes that a representative from each will attend. As the event is being held on Halloween, any entrants that wish to have candy on hand for the kids are welcome to do so.
For more information, contact Robert Floyd at (540) 691-4626 or Chris Tingler at (540) 679-0200.
The event is being held in compliance with all current state guidelines.
Commonwealth Arms and Car Shop, Inc. are teaming up to host the first Back the Blue Scholarship Car Show Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cucci’s in Covington. Proceeds from the show will be used to fund scholarships for local high school students wishing to further their education in either law enforcement or criminal justice. (Photo Courtesy Robert Floyd IV)
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