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Car show, block party set for Labor Day

Car show, block party set for Labor Day
Nikki Nicolaou

Jaimie Bozack
Staff Writer

Anyone looking for fun plans for Labor Day weekend should grab a pen now and mark down The Pentecostals of East Lansing Labor Day Block Party and Car Show.

The event will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 16262 Chandler Road in East Lansing.

According to event coordinator Christi Castillo, wife of the church pastor, the event will have live music, food, inflatable rides, a silent auction, a bake sale, classic cars and more.

“This event is an annual community outreach fundraiser,” Castillo said. “The car show draws the biggest crowd and is the most exciting. Last year over 70 cars were being shown.”

This is the fifth year of the block party and the second year for the car show.

Each year attendance has grown, Castillo said. This event is open to the public and people are encouraged to attend hungry.

“Last year we had 400 to 500 people stop through the event,” Castillo said. “It was a great turnout that we are hoping to achieve this year, too.”

According to Castillo, LCC’s Bible Study group, Rise Up, and people who work and study at LCC, are volunteering at the event.

“This event connects with the community as well as with LCC students,” Castillo said. “The Rise Up program seems very excited to be volunteering and helping us out.”

Attendance is free but people are encouraged to donate and buy merchandise to raise money for the church, which will be helping the community in return.

“We will put the money toward the church and for different community events like feeding people during Thanksgiving,” Castillo said. “We’re also hoping to finish phase two of construction in the church. Hopefully this event will help meet all that.”

LCC student Greg Kaminski said he is most excited about the car show.

“I went last year and it was awesome,” Kaminski said. “I loved all the cars during the car show and giving money to a good cause.”

Castillo said the party will give the people involved a rewarding experience.

“People should go because it’s fun … there is lots to do, and because it is going to a good cause.” Castillo said.

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