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Shine Your Ride Car Show benefits the Sunshine School

The 2016 Shine Your Ride car show benefiting the Sunshine School will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Berryhill Park off Race Street in Searcy.

The event is hosted by All ‘bout Carz.

Trophies will be awarded to those who place first and second in each class. Best of Show will be the top scoring vehicle of all vehicles registered. People’s Choice will be through the purchase of tokens which are then placed in a bucket located in front of each vehicle with that vehicle’s number on it. The vehicle with the most tokens in his or her bucket will win People’s Choice.

Shine Your Ride Classes are: Vintage Class 1892-1940, Antique Class 1941-1965, Classic Class 1966-1996, Modified Car Class, Modified Truck Class, Muscle Car Class, Street Rod Class, Jeep Class, Corvette Class, Rat Rod Class, Import Class, American Made Class 1997-2016, Motorcycles beginning to 1959, Motorcycles 1960-2016 and Special Interest Class.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pitt will be serving food.

Sponsors are Guns Plus and Searcy Towing and Autoworks. There will be a raffle for a Ruger 10/22 Tactical Rifle with a brick of ammo, donated by Guns Plus.

The Sunshine school has operated in the town of Searcy since 1964 and is in their 50th year of service to the surrounding counties as well. The school began under the sponsorship of the Searcy Junior Auxiliary with seven special education students attending on a half-day basis. At that time, school was held in a converted army barracks on land leased from Searcy Public Schools.

Today, the Sunshine services students from Searcy, Augusta, Pangburn, Kensett, Des Arc, Pleasant Plains, McRae, Beebe, Judsonia, Hazen, Bradford, Bald Knob and McCrory. It has since moved into a new, up-to-date and spacious facility with 12 classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, several therapy rooms, an office and conference room.