April 30, 2015

Walker’s Bluff is gearing up to host the 1st Annual Muscle Car and Truck show benefiting the John A. Logan College Foundation. A cruise night will be held on Friday, May 15th and the car and truck show will be held the following day on May 16th at Walker’s Bluff.

The gates open at 10 am on Saturday, general admission is just five dollars per car and the proceeds go to the Williamson County Shriners. “This is going to be a big event, and there truly is something for everyone that day, from inflatables for the kids to a Craft Fair, and even musical entertainment there will be a lot going on that day,” said Chelsea Petty, Special Events Coordinator at Walker’s Bluff. The Swamp Tigers will be performing from 12 pm – 3 pm and the Diamond Dogs will be on stage from 4 pm-7 pm. The craft fair will feature vendors from throughout the area. Those interested in a setting up a booth at the craft fair can register online at www.walkersbluff.com

You can also register online to participate in the car and truck show. Event organizers are encouraging those who plan to show their car or truck to pre-register, “We have a 4-thousand dollars cash purse and so we are excited to be able to offer that amount of cash prizes to our participants and we hope to have a big turn out,” said Petty. Those who pre-register also save ten dollars, pre-registration is twenty five dollars, day of the show registration is thirty five dollars.

Those interested in participating in the cruise night on Friday, May 15th should be at John A. Logan College in Carterville at 6 pm to line up. The cruise will end at Walker’s Bluff where there will be face painting for kids, inflatables, concessions, and the Williamson County Shriners “motor patrol” will also be doing an exhibition of their driving skills! There will also be a live performance featuring some of the biggest hits from the 50’s and 60’s and the movie “Grease” will be played on the large outdoor screen at dusk. Admission is free!

The John A. Logan College Foundation is benefiting from the Muscle Car and Truck Show. Staci Shafer, Executive Director of the Foundation says they are excited to be included in the event. “We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting new event here in southern Illinois. We are looking forward to this partnership and appreciate everything Walker’s Bluff is doing to help us make a difference in the lives of students.” The JALC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that provides financial support for students. To learn more about the JALC Foundation call 985-2828 ext. 8472, or visit their website at http://foundation.jalc.edu/