Show & Shine Meeting Tuesday, June 7

   The Orofino Show & shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) has scheduled the next business meeting for Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Orofino High School shop.

   The Committee is in the final planning stages for the 8th Annual “Scholarship” Show & Shine, which will take place on Saturday, July 16 at Orofino City Park.

   The Show & Shine (nick-named THE HOTTEST LITTLE SHOW IN IDAHO) is one of the most anticipated and popular events in our area. Its purpose is to bring together “special vehicle” enthusiasts and exhibitors from all over the inland northwest while, at the same time, provide a wonderful day of nostalgia and entertainment for spectators of all ages.

   The event’s main goal, however is to provide monetary assistance in the form of scholarships for qualifying graduates in our county. This year, the OSSPC voted to award $4,000 in scholarship money from the proceeds of the very successful 2010 event. Clearwater County businesses as well as private individuals make this possible through generous donations and sponsorships. The OSSPC itself is a rather small, informal group of hard-working and dedicated individuals from diversified avenues of life who give freely of their time and enthusiasm to promote and host the event each year. New members and new ideas are always welcome and appreciated.

   This month the OSSPC will begin selling 2011 T-shirts designed around last year’s top-winning vehicles (Best in Show, People’s Choice, and Best Motorcycle). Headquarters for t-shirt sales prior to the show is at Valley Motor Parts (NAPA). Since T-shirts sell out quickly in the most popular sizes, anyone interested in purchasing their T-shirt before the show should see Clay or Ellie as soon as possible. Flyers and pre-entry forms for the Show & Shine are also available at NAPA as well as at the Orofino Chamber of Commerce.

   Very soon, the OSSPC will begin selling raffle tickets which offer great prizes to the first, second and third place winners. Les Schwab is donating large gift package and the OSSPC is providing two $100 gas cards. Tickets are available for a $5 donation with the winners drawn at the end of Show & Shine on July 16. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win.

   Again, all proceeds from T-shirt sales, entries, raffle tickets sales, and/or anything else connected to the Show & Shine go directly into the Scholarship Fund for the following year.

   Watch the Clearwater Tribune for updates. Anyone wanting to know more about the Show & Shine and/or the OSSPC in general should call Show Coordinator Tim McTevia at 476-7569.