The first of what organizers hope will become an annual event, A Likely Show and Shine, will wheel into the downtown Likely strip this Sunday, July 8.
The event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. is being hosted by the Likely and District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Society (LDVFRS), with the assistance of Dan Morgan from A Likely Service.
“Dan is one of our directors [with the LDVFRS] and it was his idea we should have a show and shine as a fundraiser for the fire hall, so all of the proceeds are being donated to the society,” said Carole Whitmer, a LDVFRS member and event organizer.
There will be trophies for classic and modern cars and trucks, boats, hot roads and bikes, and raffles for lots of great prizes, plus a 50/50 draw.
The registration fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt, voting card and a collector wooden coin set.
“We’ve had a lot of prizes donated,” Whitmer said. “Probably $1,200, $1,300 worth. And Jim Smith of Likely, he’s developed a set of four wooden coins specifically for the show and shine.”
At the Show and Shine, there will also be a United Way Health and Wellness Booth, and a concession run by the LDVFRS.
Voting cards will be available for $2 for those who aren’t entered in the show to pick their favourite vehicles.
“Tire biter coins, which are only available to folks outside of Likely, can be turned in at the Show and Shine to the ‘Wood Coin Guy’ in exchange for a ticket on a $200 draw,” Whitmer said.
The coins are available in Williams Lake at Chuck’s, Tasco, Finish Line, Rona, Windsor, Cariboo Spring, Williams Lake Steel, Beamac, Safeway, Best Buy Propane, Burgess, Schickworks, Integra Tire, NAPA and Rosk.
The Pick and Shovel Café will also be offering a breakfast special prior to the show on Sunday.
“Come and enjoy the beautiful Quesnel River, the town of Likely and Quesnel Lake,” Whitmer said. “Make a weekend of it — canoe, camp, fish, visit historical Quesnel Forks and enjoy.”
The Likely Lodge will be open for meals, plus gas and diesel are available at the Valley General Store.
“A special thanks to the Likely Chamber of Commerce, the Cariboo Regional District, Likely Xat’sull Community Forest, Jim Smith, the United Way and all our prize donors,” Whitmer said.
To register contact Whitmer at 250-790-2317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form for more info.
There is also a Facebook page available by searching ‘A Likely Show and Shine.’