Peoria Car Show for Charity to "Fire it up" With Sweet Rides

Got the hots for hot-rods and low-riders? Then you may want to put the Peoria Fire Department's "Fire It Up" car show on your list for next weekend.

Vehicle enthusiast and firefighter Mark Barbee hosts the event this Sunday, April 19, at the Peoria Sports Complex (see press release below). The show comes up a couple times a year to raise money for the Peoria Firefighter's Charities, a group that has it's heart in the right spot (even if it's apostrophe isn't).

We convinced Barbee to send these shots from the last show:

PEORIA FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITIES 5TH ANNUAL "FIRE IT UP" CAR SHOW SERIES

Date/Time/Location
Sunday, April 19, 2009
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue
(West lot off 83rd Avenue and Mariner Way)

Bring the family out to enjoy the Peoria Firefighter's Charities series of "Fire it Up" car shows. The cost to show your vehicle is $30 and includes a pancake breakfast. Spectators come and enjoy the music, vendors, and cars for FREE. This is a TOP 50 show so the TOP 50 vehicle will get an award. There will be a rock climbing wall, DJ, raffles, BBQ, and a high school firefighter challenge.Spectators may enjoy the same breakfast for $5. Event t-shirts and hats will be for sale.

Space is available for vendors and to reserve a vending space or for more information about the car show please contact Mark Barbee at 623- 451- 0221 or [email protected]

These shows support Peoria Firefighter Charities which fund many community projects such as a scholarships for high school seniors, holidays events for seniors and families in need and many community events.

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