On Saturday, May 12, the Safe Haven Wellness and Recovery Center is set to host its annual Veterans Car Show from 10 AM to 3 PM in Veteran Memorial Park, 10th and Main Streets in Colusa.
The annual free event is open to the public and will boast a number of vintage and classic cars, Veteran-related information booths, live music, a free lunch, and a chance to win some great prizes.
“We have about 40 spaces still available, and there is time to register your car for the show,” said Safe Haven Leadership Committee President Paul Billeci.
To register your vintage or classic car in the show, visit Safe Haven Wellness and Recovery Center, 411 Main St. in Colusa, or call (530) 458-8338 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. Car show registration fee is $10 before the show or $20 the day of the show.
A free lunch will be provided, and live music will be performed by Steven Davis Jr.
“We will be serving hot dogs or hamburgers, potato or macaroni salad, chips, and water,” said Billeci. “We want everyone to come out and have a great time.”
Many raffle items will be available including a toolkit, steakhouse dinner certificate, a massage, a charcoal grill, and several car care gift certificates.
“We have a number of great items from local businesses,” said Safe Haven Leadership Committee Secretary Amanda Davis.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at Safe Haven or the day of the Car Show. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5.
“May is mental health awareness month, and this is a great way to show our support,” said Billeci.
Belleci said there would be a number of Resources for Veterans, and Mental Health Resources available for those in need.
“Not all wounds are visible, and many veterans will face mental health issues when returning home and we want them to know that there are resources available to them,” said Billeci.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness, and during May, local organizations fight stigma, provide support, and educate the public through local outreach activities.
Proceeds from the Veterans Car Show will benefit the Colusa County Veterans Memorial Wall.■