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Monday, August 30, 2004

Knights of Columbus car show aids local disabled citizen programs, plus a Renaissance Fair, crafts

The Storm Lake Council No. 2326 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its 10th annual Car and Craft Show to benefit the mentally handicapped at Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake.

The craft show begins at 9 a.m., with the Society for Creative Anachronism Renaissance style events beginning at the same time.

The car show gates open at 10:30 a.m. followed by the car show at noon. Both the craft show and Renaissance show end at 3:30 p.m. when car show awards will be presented.

The car show will be located on the west side of Chautauqua Park. A $3 per-person donation is requested, with the proceeds going to several local programs and services for disabled citizens, as well as Special Olympics on the state level.

The craft show will be north of the shelter house and there is no admission required.

The SCA events will be on the east side of the park, featuring over 10 different Medieval period displays and demonstrations with lots of opportunities for the public to get involved. No admission is required to the SCA events which are sponsored by the Storm Lake Area Arts Council.

Other activities include a DJ with '50s music, the Kiddie Train, and various food vendors serving barbecue sandwiches, funnel cakes, and ice cream.

Bob's Garage and Auto Sales, Fitzpatrick Auto Center, and Rasmussen Ford of Storm Lake made financial contributions to the fund-raising effort for the mentally handicapped and will feature some of their most striking models at this year's car show as well as the many classes of show vehicles including antiques, classics, cycles, pro street racers, Corvettes, Mustangs, hot rods, customs, sports cars and more.