NRHS hosts car, bike show

Published 10:53 pm Thursday, June 23, 2011

Band: The Nansemond River High School Band marches in the Ruritan Founders’ Day parade in Holland in May. The band is holding a fundraiser this Sunday.

Engines will be roaring at Nansemond River High School Sunday when the band booster association hosts a car and motorcycle show fundraiser.

Cars and bikes will be on display and entered into a contest at the event, which take places from noon to 6 p.m. The event is free to attend.

A fee of $20 is required to enter a bike or car for judging. The cars will be broken up into groups – old school, new cars and imports – for judging. The motorcycles will be judged together. There will also be a best-in-show award.

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Food for sale at the show will include ribs, fish, barbecue chicken and hot dogs.

All proceeds go to the Nansemond River High School band.

Nansemond River band director Edward Woodis said when booster president Kevin Davis approached him with the idea for the fundraiser, he wasn’t sure what to expect.

“I’d never heard of (a car show) as a fundraiser,” he said. “I thought that was awesome.”

Davis said he thought a car show would be a great fundraiser, because it offers something unique for the public to attend and participate in.

He said he has a lot of friends who live here and travel as far as Virginia Beach to go to car and bike shows, so he thought it would be great to bring one to Suffolk.

Davis said he also hopes the show will get the community interested in the school band and its activities.

“I thought it would be a good idea to get the community involved and see the band,” he said. “The overall goal is to get the community together, so they can support the school.”

Woodis also said he hopes the community comes to learn about the band and the school.

“The school is a huge part of the community,” Woodis said. “It gives the community ownership … being involved with the local schools.”

Guests will get the opportunity to see some of the band members in action when the drum line performs at Sunday’s event.