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Car show to benefit campus volunteer ministry

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather forecasts for April 24, the Benefit car show has been cancelled. Student Senate was to host the Benefit Car Show to raise $20,000 to purchase a new mini-van for the Joe Mertz Center. If you would still like to support the endeavor, you may make donations to the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service, Huntington University.

Huntington, Ind.-The Huntington University Student Senate will host a Benefit Car Show from 3 to 7 p.m. April 24 on the university campus to raise $20,000 to purchase a new mini-van for the Joe Mertz Center.

The Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Joe Mertz Center was founded in 1992 through a grant which also allowed for the purchase of a van that is still in use today. The van is used to transport students to various volunteer sites in northeast Indiana along with other supplies needed at those locations. Over the years, the van has increasingly needed maintenance.

"Senate strives to meet the needs of students, and this is a great way to help students help others," said HU senior Alex Lute, Student Senate executive secretary.

The registration fee for the Benefit Car Show is $10, and all other donations will be accepted. All donations to the university are tax deductible, including the registration fee. All vehicle makes, models and years are welcome to enter the show. Prizes will be awarded.

The show is free and open to the public. There will be food and live music from classic rock band Exit-86.

Check-in for participants is from 1 to 2 p.m.

Click here to download a PDF version of the form. The form and registration fee can be mailed to Student Senate at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750. Make checks payable to Huntington University. Day-of registration is also available.

Huntington University is a smoke-free campus, and alcohol is strictly prohibited.