This Saturday, the White Rock Senior Center will wrap up the celebration of their 24th birthday, with a car show and fish fry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The car show is free and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fish fry takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Chef Mike Mason at the helm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, 12 and under. The tickets must be purchased in advance at the senior centers in Los Alamos or White Rock and are sold on a first come, first serve availability.
It is planned to continue the car show, which was first establised last year by a volunteer, annually with hopes of increased participation. The volunteer came to love and enjoy what today are referred to as classic cars. Back in the day, the cars weren’t considered classics, just regular transportation. Now, they work on them, customize them and
occasionally race them. On Saturday, you can see and marvel at them while enjoying the White Rock Senior Center.
The volunteer credits WRSC Coordinator, Annie Bard with the idea for the show, but the volunteer made it happen. He owned 10 cars, eight of which he used for car type events. They include five Corvettes, a 1978 El Dorado, a 1970 Impala, and a 1915 Chevy SS. This year, he gets to sit back, enjoy the show and shoot the bull with the viewers. He believes they enjoy showing off all the hard work that they “put into their babies.”
The senior center will also be open so viewers can see what their local centers have to offer. While membership is for those 50 and up, the centers offer a community meeting spot for a variety of groups and activities. The day offers a chance to stroll through the center, learn about the services and ask questions of staff.
If you have questions about the center, call Annie at 505.672.2034. If you like to add a car to the show, the cost is $20, but one winner will walk away with the People’s Choice award and $50.