Car and craft show raises money for athletics

Tyler Harrison
Staff Writer

Classic cars cruised over to Pomona Catholic High School last Sunday for the 13th annual car and craft show designed to raise money for the school’s athletic department.

Because Pomona Catholic uses Damien High School’s athletic facilities, the event’s goal was to raise money for Pomona Catholic to begin to build their own facilities.

The 50 cars on display were the main attraction of the event, and the pristine roadsters glistened in the sun.

“We look for a worthy cause,” said Alta Loma resident Steve Carr, owner of a 1970 Mercury Cougar.

“It works out for us. People check out our cars and since Mother’s Day is near, they can pick up something for their mother or family while they’re out.”

Guests enjoyed walking from car to car, pointing out and discussing their favorite features.

The third annual craft show occurred at the same time, giving guests a chance to do some shopping.

About 15 vendors set up shop in the school’s parking lot, selling products like Cookie Lee jewelry, Pampered Chef, Sentsy and handmade goods like blankets and jewelry.

First-time vendor Nadia Martinez, owner of Nadia Martinez Photography, said the event was a good opportunity for her to get the word out about her female focused photography business.

“I think the energy is very positive,” Martinez said. “I have had a very positive response from the community, and this is a great place to share the weekend.”

The event offered activities aside from cars and crafts like the 50/50 raffle, which drew a large crowd as people participated in hopes of winning various cash prizes.

The show also held a silent auction, which featured baskets with themes like Angels baseball, the Los Angeles County Fair, golf, coffee and poker.

The baskets created an atmosphere of competition as individuals tried to outbid one another.

Children also enjoyed themselves as they played in a bounce house and a dunk tank.

Lily Kerdel, a junior at Pomona Catholic High School, said that the mix of attractions and ­bustling activities reminded her of Olvera Street.

“The school comes together for this event, not because we have to, but because we want to,” Kerdel said.

Tyler Harrison can be reached at tyler.harrison@laverne.edu.

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