WARSAW — Cars on display and the finals of ‘Warsaw’s Got Talent” are part of Main Street Warsaw’s August Third Friday on Aug. 18.
The Kosciusko Board of Realtors’ third annual Children’s Charities Car Show is part of the event.
This will be the first time the show will be held in downtown Warsaw. The first two years the show was held at Tippy Creek Winery in Leesburg.
“It’s been really successful,” said Michelle Cabrera, MLS coordinator for KBOR.
She said the first two years the show was held in October and had about 50 vehicles on display. The hope is, with the new date and location, at least 100 vehicles will participate in the car show this year.
The show will be held by the Kosciusko County Courthouse.
Registration for the car show is $20 per vehicle and will be held from 4-5 p.m. at the intersection of Indiana and Center streets with judging to take place from 5-7 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Class, Best in Show and People’s Choice.
For car show participants, there will be giveaways every 20 minutes.
Funds raised from the car show go to KBOR’s Children’s Charities, which includes Back-To-School Backpacks, an event through which KBOR partners with Combined Community Services to provide local children with backpacks loaded with school supplies. KBOR has provided filled backpacks for as many as 35 Kosciusko County students.
Funds will also go for Boots for Scholars, a program where KBOR partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana to provide local children with boots and shoes for the winter months. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission falls right in line with KBOR’s belief that children and families are made stronger when the community works together as partners to assist and support families in need.
Monies from the car show will also help fund six $1,000 scholarships.
“The more money we raise, the more kids we’re able to help,” Cabrera said.
Those attending the car show and others who would like to make a donation are encouraged to call (574) 269-6706.
The other festivities Friday from 5-8 p.m. include the finals of “Warsaw’s Got Talent.”
The top three after performances during July’s Third Friday, vocalists Breanna Bennett and Natalie Linnemeier and comedienne Amanda Sautter, will take the stage one last time, with judges determining a winner.
Performance times will be:
6:15 p.m., Bennett
6:21 p.m., Linnemeier
6:27 p.m., Sautter
6:33 p.m., Bennett
6:39 p.m., Linnemeier
6:45 p.m., Sautter.
The local celebrity judges for the event will be Kosciusko County Sheriff Jim Smith, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts Executive Director Lakesha Green and Atelier Art Gallery owner Sea Grandon.
There will also be live music by the band “The Dad Bods.” Bailey’s Pony Rides will be providing pony rides, and several trucks will be serving food with many local business vendors passing out goodies.