Fourth annual Car and bike show to benefit Picayune Band

Published 7:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2017

In an effort to keep its band growing and provide the best possible equipment for band members, the Picayune Memorial High School Band Booster Club is hosting its fourth annual Car and Bike Show Saturday, but this year they are adding a twist.
Traditionally, the show brings over 50 classic and custom cars and motorcycles from across the South to compete for what Picayune Band Booster President Marc Hoffman said were the most unique trophies available. The trophies for first, second and third places are made out of car parts. The motorcycle trophies are made of motorcycle parts.
“A lot of people come because they really want to win the trophy. They are something every car enthusiast wants in his garage or on his mantle,” Hoffman said.
This year, the band booster club invites owners of the best looking cars in the area and anyone who wants to enjoy the atmosphere and activities. Instead of having garage sales at this year’s show, Hoffman said there will be a “mini street festival” filled with arts and crafts, music, food and beverages, door prizes and a cakewalk.
“We hope everyone comes out to enjoy everything we have to offer and help these band students continue to strive for their goals,” Hoffman said.
All donations and proceeds from the event will go toward a bigger equipment trailer for the PMHS band, which Hoffman said is vital.
“The band is getting bigger and bigger, the props we use are getting bigger; we are literally exploding at the seams,” Hoffman said.
This trailer will help the band travel to competitions comfortably without having to leave equipment behind or worry about damage in the commute, he said.
Vehicle registration will be held before the event starts at 9 a.m. in the Picayune Memorial High School football stadium parking lot at 800 Fifth Avenue. Car registration is $15 and motorcycle registration is $12.
“This is just a great time to meet some great people. I’ve personally made a lot of friends that share the same interests as I do from all over Mississippi and Louisiana,” Hoffman said.

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