Scholarship Car Show
Tuesday, 15 July 2008, Written by Jona Schmidt
Dakota State University's College of Arts and Sciences will partner with State Farm Insurance to sponsor the fourth annual Scholarship Car Show in Madison on Saturday, July 26, in the Montgomery Furniture-Lewis Drug parking lot.
The car show will begin at 11 a.m. (with registration and setup at 10:00 a.m.), and it will conclude at 1:30 p.m. on Madison's Crazy Days Saturday. The show, to be held about one block from the corner of South Washington and Highway 34, is a fund raising event for the DSU Foundation, and all profits will go directly into student scholarships.
The registration fee is $15.00 and it includes lunch. Car collectors and everyone with interesting cars are encouraged to enter, and all car enthusiasts should attend. There is no charge to view the cars.
The Madison Fire Department will prepare burgers, hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks for purchase.
Generous support has been provided by Madison businesses including State Farm Insurance, East River Federal Credit Union, First Bank and Trust, Sturdevant's Auto Parts, and East River Electric.
Twenty trophies will be awarded. Ten winners will be determined by votes that will take the form of contributions to the scholarship, and ten additional awards will be based on experienced judges' decisions.
The Scholarship Car Show, started in 2005, supports a student scholarship in honor of Dr. Eric Johnson, Dean Emeritus of the DSU's College of Arts and Sciences, who retired after 38 years of teaching. Johnson, himself a car buff, plans to show several of his hot rods. Anyone with questions about the show can email him at JohnsonE7@sio.midco.net.
Those who cannot attend the car show and who want to support the scholarship should call the DSU Foundation at 605-256-5693