Gearing up to use their talents for charity, several Garland ISD students are participating in the area’s largest car show for a cause. The fourth annual Wheels of Hope will roll into town April 28, featuring GISD art and music students, as well as South Garland High School automotive classes and the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center (GRCTC).
“Every year, the district’s involvement with Wheels of Hope continues to grow,” said event organizer and GISD Board of Trustees member Jamie Miller. “Students now provide decorations, entertainment and interesting exhibits. Their talent and creativity are truly a highlight of the show, and we are happy to showcase the great things happening throughout GISD.”
This year’s showcase will include murals painted by art students of all levels. South Garland automotive students will also have painted hoods and gas tanks on display. They will even accompany judges to award Best Paint and Best of Show prizes. The GRCTC will showcase engineering masterpieces such as motorcycles that have been completely rebuilt. And, GISD’s musical performances will include the Mariachi Estrellas, SGHS drum line and Handley Elementary School top drums ensemble.
The fourth annual Wheels of Hope Car Show is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the historic Downtown Garland Square. In addition to 25 categories of cars and trucks, the event will also see reproductions of Disney Pixar’s Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater.
Competition prizes include Best in Class, Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Engine, Chairman’s and Mayor’s awards, and more. Raffle items like gift cards to local businesses and eateries, tickets to the Garland Summer Musicals and International Guitar Festival, and beautiful blooms from Ruibal’s Plants of Texas, as well as a 50/50 drawing, are also up for grabs.
Wheels of Hope admission is free for spectators and $25 to enter a vehicle. Proceeds benefit the Hope Clinic—a nonprofit offering medical services to those suffering financial hardships.
For more information and to register, visit the Wheels of Hope website.