Showing off that chrome
GET set for a day of chrome appreciation at the Kingaroy Scouts annual show and shine on Saturday, May 27.
Starting at 10am the event will have something for everyone from polished push bikes to classic cars, hot rods and farm machinery.
Scouts parents' support group secretary Trevor Keenan said all were welcome.
"We'll have anything that has wheels that they like to show off,” Mr Keenan said.
"If you're a rev head you'd love the show and shine and, if you're not, come down and have a hamburger.”
Along with well-cared-for cars, the event will also feature jumping castles and face painting for the kids.
The Kingaroy Fire Brigade will put on a crash rescue display and cut open a car.
Mr Keenan said the show and shine was the troop's major fundraising event for the year.
"The gross taking should be around $4000 but it costs about a grand to put it on,” Mr Keenan said
"A lot of that $4000 comes from serious sponsorship and donations.”
Groups like Shannon's Motor Insurance, Sengs Sale and Service, Crumptons and Bean Growers Australia all get on board to help the day along.
"There's been a tremendous show of support by the community who have donated an enormous amount of prizes for the raffle,” Mr Keenan said.
"My estimate is one in every 20 tickets sold should win a prize.”
Most of the money raised will be spent on a disability access ramp and fire escape for the new hall which the group is building following a $35,000 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Once the new hall is finished, Mr Keenan said they hoped to build an abseiling and rope climbing tower.
They want to teach abseiling and top rope rescue to SES and emergency rescue staff.
"The whole concept is we raise funds but at the same time we're trying to develop community engagement projects because that's what scouting is about,” Mr Keenan said.