The Central Cougars third annual car show and audio competition is set for Saturday in the school’s parking lot, just off Exit 66 of Interstate 81. It is also part of a Cougar media blitz day, said booster club member Scott Rupe.
He said half the proceeds from the MECA (Mobil Electronics Competition Association) event will go to the boosters organization to help buy equipment, food and other items for the football team. The boosters group also puts on the car show, with a $10 donation as an entry fee, the same day. The car show hours are 8 a.m. to noon, while the audio competition is from 9 a.m. to about 3:30 or 4 p.m., Rupe said.
The event last year brought in $536 and usually raises around $500, Rupe said, but he also said it helps draw attention and public support to the football team.
“Every little bit counts for us,” Rupe said.
Allan Shaffer will be the event director and head judge for the MECA contests at the Central event. His wife, Heather, is a certified Sound Quality League judge. Rupe said the event is a preliminary for a national event.