The sixth annual Spring Fling Charity Event will come to downtown Grabill on Saturday, May 20. The event is a fundraiser for Christian Community Health Care and Harlan Christian Youth Center.
Family-friendly activities will take place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Fudergong Community Building, 13720 First St., and the adjoining iAB Financial Bank parking area.
The fun begins with the Spring Fling Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show, featuring collector vehicles from the tri-state area. “You’ll get to see some really cool restored cars and trucks up close and talk with their proud owners,” sponsors said in a statement. Collector motorcycles have been added to the show this year. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. and show awards will be announced at 2:30. The show is sponsored by Fox & Fox Car Care Co. Call (260) 657-5029 for entry information.
A benefit auction begins at 2:30 inside the Fudergong Community Building, and will continue until the last item is sold. Almost 200 items will be up for bidding, including items for all ages. Many of the auction items have been donated by area businesses and residents to help support the Spring Fling charity organizations. Register at any time to place a bid. This year’s auction will be produced by Andy Miller of Century 21/Bradley Auctions.
Sponsors said a hog roast dinner and stage show will be the highlight of the Spring Fling. The hog roast will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.and end by 6:30 p.m. Event manager Dennis Bennett said two large pigs will be prepared, stuffed with kraut, and served with family-friendly beverages and sheet cake. The stage show will run from approximately 6:30-9 p.m., opening with local female vocalist Angela Flick singing favorites from the 1950s and ’60s. Headlining the show once again will be Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band. Terry Lee, originally from London, England, is known for high-energy ’50s rock ‘n’ roll music and lightning-fast piano playing. Michael Budreau, a solo saxophone artist from Nashville, Ind., will join the main act on stage.
Tickets for the hog roast and stage show are $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for students 16 years and younger. For ticket availability, call Bennett at (260) 433-2159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the Spring Fling Charity Event will benefit two familiar local organizations. Christian Community Health Care offers free medical services through weekly walk-in clinics at their facility in Grabill. Harlan Christian Youth Center has been providing kids and teens with free after-school activities for over 16 years at their center in downtown Harlan, and recently helped launch a new youth center in Woodburn.