Local car show provides MC students volunteering opportunity

Middle College science teacher Stephanie Blake takes a moment to admire some of the unique vehicles on display at the ANPAC Car Show in September.  Blake contemplated owning her own modified Jeep Wrangler one day after attending the show.

Middle College science teacher Stephanie Blake takes a moment to admire some of the unique vehicles on display at the ANPAC Car Show in September. Blake contemplated owning her own modified Jeep Wrangler one day after attending the show.

By Jacob Ferguson & Josh Barnett

The ANPAC car show for kids came to pass Sept. 20, an annual event that raises money for community projects, event organizers said.

Middle College students and teachers had a booth at the car show that included a little dinosaur sand pit in which children could dig up bones.

“It was interesting to see how surprised the kids were at the dino dig,” said Middle College junior Briesha Stidham, “when they found one of the dinosaur bones.”

The teachers enjoyed being there too.

“Interacting with the students and getting to know them better was my favorite part of the car show,” said science teacher Stephanie Blake.

Middle College students volunteered in order to help them in math class or just as community service, said MC teacher Amelia Horras.

ANPAC held the car show as a fundraiser and to highlight local businesses. Newk’s Café was one business who benefited.

A Group called 70th Explorers, which participates in the International Star Wars Convention Midwest chapter, also benefitted by attending the car show.

“We raised about $500 at Visioncon and are hoping to beat that at this event,” said a member of the Stars Wars fan group.

The car show had happened at the ANPAC building, which is located near the corner of Glenstone and Sunshine in Springfield.

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