Benefit Car Show this Sunday

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Free Indian Center event includes family activities, food trucks

For one day only, the Mid-America All-Indian Center is shifting gears from American Indian history to automobile history with the sole purpose of raising money for its Museum and education programs. The 4th annual Benefit Car Show is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Sunday, May 3 at the Indian Center with Davis-Moore as the presenting sponsor. Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to enter their vehicles in advance or at the gate to vie for a variety of awards sponsored by local businesses. Admission is free to the public. The Indian Center is located at 650 N. Seneca.

This outdoor event in the shadow of the Keeper of the Plains will feature an extensive display of cars plus hands-on activity areas for children and food trucks. As an added bonus, the Museum inside the Indian Center will be open with special half-price admission.

“We are amazed by how much the Benefit Car Show has grown since its first year,” said Indian Center Director April Scott. “We can’t thank the community enough for its support. Our sponsors and attendees not only contribute to the success of this one event but are instrumental in helping us enhance and expand our year-round programming that educates new generations about the heritage of the American Indian.”

The entry fee for the Benefit Car Show is $25. Car owners may register by phone at 316-350-3340 or in person. Registration forms may be downloaded online at TheIndianCenter.org. All years, makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are eligible for display. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Mid-America All-Indian Center Board of Trustees.

The Mid-America All-Indian Center Board of Trustees works in partnership with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Since 1969, the Indian Center has helped local, national and international visitors of all ages and backgrounds understand American Indian strengths, traditions, pride and sovereignty through communitywide events, a Museum with changing themes and a 3,000-piece artifact collection, children’s programs, educational classes, outdoor exhibits and weekly Community Nights. It is the only facility of its kind in Kansas.