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May 2013 News Releases

14th Annual Car Show, BBQ, and Fair Friday at Washburn Tech


The public is invited to Washburn Tech’s 14th Annual Car Show, BBQ and Fair which will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Washburn Tech campus.  The Car Show & Fair is the institute’s largest annual fundraiser for the Washburn Tech Care Closet.  There are five show entry classes:  Custom/low riders, antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles, and special interest.  Instructors, students, and staff throughout Washburn Tech are involved in organizing and holding the event. 

The public is also invited to participate in many of the popular contests held during the Car Show.  Marvel at the entries in the five car show classes, try your skills in the Heavy Equipment Rodeo, enjoy the thrill of hot wheels races, laugh at the dunk tank experience, make faces in the photo booth, take your frustrations out at the car bash, appreciate the golf ball contest and video games, exercise at the 3 on 3 basketball, or reach new heights at the National Guard climbing wall.  Additionally, at 9:30 a.m. Washburn Tech Recycled Rides will donate a vehicle to an area individual or family in need.

 There is no cost to be a spectator at the Car Show & BBQ.  However, some events require purchase of 25-cent tickets for participation.  Funds raised through tickets are considered a donation to the Washburn Tech Care Closet.

 The Care Closet, now in its 35th year, provides short term financial assistance to eligible Washburn Tech students in need to help them complete their education.  Sometimes a tank of gas or bus fare to get to class one week or help with a bag of groceries can make all the difference in helping a student complete their technical program so they can get a job in the field of their dreams.

 Washburn Tech offers 25 technical programs, most of which are about 48 credits in length, in one of five divisions – Construction, Health Care, Transportation, Human Services, and Technology.  In addition, short-term continuing education and custom courses are offered.  Washburn Tech, which serves post-secondary and high school students, has one of the highest graduation rates of any public technical institution in Kansas, 83 percent.  To inquire about technical programs or future courses please contact Washburn Tech at 785.273.7140 or visit our website,

Contacts: Jonathan Wimer, Washburn Tech, Coord. of Continuing Ed & Marketing, 785.228.6390