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Technology Center students create trophies for fundraiser

CREATIVE MECHANICS: Picayune Career and Technology Center automotive service  technology students created trophies for the marching band's fundraiser on Saturday.  Photo by Alexandra Hedrick

CREATIVE MECHANICS: Picayune Career and Technology Center automotive service technology students created trophies for the marching band’s fundraiser on Saturday.
Photo by Alexandra Hedrick

Picayune High School band booster club will host a motorcycle and antique car show fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the football stadium parking lot.

Band director John Cockrell said all funds raised would go toward the school’s band camp, which is held during the summer for students to prepare for the upcoming school year. Funds will also be used buy building materials for props used during football game halftime shows.

Each year the Pride of the Tide choose a theme and music for their halftime show, which includes props and costumes.

Last year the theme was “Music of the Night” and this year’s theme was “Dreaming of Rio.”

The prices to enter are $10 for a car and $8 for a motorcycle, Cockrell said.

The public will choose the winners and judging will begin at 2 p.m.

Winners of the fundraiser will take home trophies made by the automotive service technology students at the Picayune Career and Technology Center.

The students, with the help of instructor Leo Raverty, designed and created the trophies out of car parts and tools, Raverty said.

Some of the parts and tools used include pistons, push rods, timing gears, spark plugs, wrenches, pinions and radiator caps.

It took the students a day and a half to make the trophies, Raverty said,

Raverty said his 26 students, which include band members, enjoyed working on the trophies.

“That’s all they’ve talked about all week. They’ve really enjoyed it,” Raverty said.

Cockrell said he was very pleased with the trophies and wishes he could take them home and put them in his living room.

Cockrell said he is hoping for a good turnout and has heard from many people who were interested in bringing their cars and motorcycles to be judged.

Cockrell said he came up with the idea of the car and motorcycle show because of the number of people in the community that participate in car shows and have an interest in cars.