Alton, Mo. – On Saturday, August 10, the Alton Senior Center will be hosting its second annual car show and fish fry. According to Sandy McCasland, the director of the event, the money generated from the car show and fish fry will go to the renovations of the Senior Center, and any leftover money will be put to the Baskets of Love.
If you happen to have a nice car or you just like admiring a solid-looking car, the Alton Senior Center is where you should be heading this weekend.
On Saturday, August 10, the Senior Center will be hosting a car show and fish fry from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is their second annual car show and fish fry, and McCasland is hoping to make it better than ever.
Car registration costs $10 and begins at 9 a.m, and the judging of the cars will be held at 1 p.m. For this car show, there are no “official” judges says McCasland. Instead, the audience judges the cars and fills out a ballot on who they think should win. The popular vote wins in this show, with the Senior Center giving out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies.
The Senior Center will also be hosting a fish fry from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Along with the fish, there will be french fries, hush puppies, side dishes, desserts, and drinks- for here or to go. McCasland went on to say that drinks will not be offered to people who get their food to go, but there could be an option of buying a bottled soda instead.
It costs $8 a plate- even for little kids and seniors, but the money is going to a good cause. The Senior Center is in need of some renovations in their kitchen and backroom, and McCasland is hoping to raise $2,500 to help them repair their building. If they have any extra money when the upgrades are complete, it’ll be put towards their “Baskets of Love” distributions.
If you don’t want to stay for food, you can still come and admire the cars- for free! It only costs when you buy a plate of food, although the Senior Center does accept any donation. People of all ages are invited to come and support their local Senior Center while enjoying time with their family and friends.
If you have any questions about entering your car, donations, or food, you can call Sandy McCasland at 417-778-7342.