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Cars in the Park on Sept. 28 benefits Special Olympians
POSTED: 09/04/2013
Do you own a unique vehicle you’d like to show off? The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s fifth annual Cars in the Park car show planned for Sept. 28 at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, accessible via a separate entrance at 77100 Renner Road, Shawnee, could be your opportunity.

Vehicle owners are invited to shine their cars, trucks, or motorcycle and participate in this event, which is being planned by the JCPRD’s Children’s Services Department. Cars in the Park will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the show is free for spectators. There will also be concessions and door prizes. Previous events have drawn upwards of 160 entries and more than 700 spectators and featured a variety of cars.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “special events.”

For anyone interested in entering the show, vehicle registrations are being taken through the day of the event. The fee is $20 per vehicle until Aug. 31 or $25 per vehicle thereafter. To register by phone, call Kelly Reilly (913) 831-3355. All proceeds will benefit the JCPRD’s Special Olympics / Special Populations department.

Judging of the cars will take place at noon with an award presentation at 1:30 p.m. and all participants must be registered and on-site by noon to be judged. Following the awards ceremony, featured vehicles are invited to cruise through beautiful Shawnee Mission Park. This event will take place rain or shine.

For more information about this event, contact Kelly Reilly (913) 831-3355.

The third annual Double Ogg Dare Festival, which includes nature-based children’s activities, family adventures, beautiful scenery, and a challenging selection of mountain bike, running, orienteering, and disc golf events, will also be going on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oak Ridge Lodge and adjoining parklands on the north side of Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 28.

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