Shine Your Ride to benefit Sunshine School in Searcy

The Third Annual Shine Your Ride, benefiting the Sunshine School, will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Arkansas State University at Beebe campus.

Registration is 8 a.m. until noon, with $20 per vehicle. An awards presentation will be held between 2:30 and 3 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Sunshine School.

For class details, visit the Shine Your Ride Auto Show Facebook page. For more information, call 501.388.2057.

The Sunshine School began in 1964 and was held in a converted Army barracks on land leased from Searcy Public Schools. In August 2011, the school re-located to a new, up-to-date and spacious facility with 12 classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, several therapy rooms, as well as office and conference room space. 

The Sunshine School is in its 51st year of operations and serves disabled persons of all ages at no cost to their families. The school is a non-profit organization funded by state and federal monies and tuition form public schools. Contributions from United Way of White County are used as a match to generate these funds and to augment services. 

Currently, students being served are from Searcy, Augusta, Pangburn, Kensett, Des Arc, Pleasant Plains, Beebe, Judsonia, Hazen, Bradford, Riverview and McCrory. These towns are located in White, Woodruff, Independence and Prairie counties.