Quail Creek Car Show Number Nine

Dianne Sevick and Wayne Potter

Well, the Number Nine car show held on April 13 is behind us now. It is always fun but a huge relief when it is wrapped up. This year’s show was dedicated to long time Santa Cruz Valley car nut member Don Shelton who passed away this past year.

The weather was beautiful, a bit windy, but it is April and it did help keep the temperature down. We had 49 cars register and two motorcycles. There were lots of spectators on hand thanks in part to the Green Valley News for the great story on page one about our show and the featured car, a 2013 all electric Tesla sedan owned by Quail Creek resident Gary Pretzer.

Warren B once again entertained us with his great music and dancing. He also kept the crowd informed with updates and information. He is always fun and super enthusiastic.

This year we had a twist on the usual 50/50 raffle. Instead of two raffles we held one big super raffle with five chances to win. The total amount collected was $528 which means there was $264 for the winner. A gentleman from southern Illinois claimed that prize stating he was going to use it for gas money to get home. The twist in the raffle was that there were four Mystery Gifts which were donated by my store, The Book Shop, in the Green Valley Village. Four additional names were drawn and each winner got to pick an envelope that corresponded with a Mystery Gift. The first Mystery Gift given away was a can of Sea Foam injector cleaner. The winner, a gentleman, seemed pretty happy with it. The second Mystery Gift was a Rand McNally Road Atlas won by Wayne’s across the street neighbor. Gift number three was a genuine California Car Duster and was won by car club member Barb Copp. Barb mentioned that she was going to give it to Jerry. You’re welcome, Jerry. The final prize was a $20 gift certificate to local restaurant The 19th Hole. The winner was a visitor to our area and she had two more days left in her stay. She’ll eat well on at least one of those days

Of course, the reason we all gather each year is to benefit the Green Valley/Sahuarita Community Food Bank. This year we presented the food bank with $1145 in cash and 414 pounds of food! Our donation will be added to the total food and monies donated in March and April that is matched by the Feinstein Foundation. Thanks to all who participated and donated!

Thanks again to Quail Creek for providing our beautiful venue, Kate Smith, event coordinator, for her assistance, the Food & Beverage staff and the Quail Creek Security staff for all their help.

Once again by my side were Don and Nonie Schutze, SCVCN members, for helping with registration and raffle ticket sales. They are like gold to me—precious! Also thanks to Pete Muth for directing traffic on to Campbell Ave.