Car Show and Open House 2019
Car Show and Open House
Beautiful day to showcase skills and classic cars
Fins, flames and fun were all part of the annual Car Show and Open House held on May 19 at the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services. Guests had an opportunity to cruise through the campus viewing an array of classic cars and enjoying some early rock n’ roll tunes. They also saw first-hand the impressive work done by students in a variety of programs offered by the center.
Students in the Cosmetology program provided manicures, face painting and temporary tattoos. Their booth saw a steady stream of guests interested in trying a new spring look, while children walked away from the table with colorful, decorated faces.
Collision Technology students were busy in their shop, washing and waxing a vehicle to ensure it looked great and was protected from the dirt and dust it might pick up on the road.
For those interested in a bite to eat, they enjoyed fare offered by the Culinary Arts students. Burgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and potato and macaroni salads were on the menu and grilled to order.
Several of the car enthusiasts who were showing off their rides were interviewed and filmed by students in the television production classes.
Career Services staff and administrators were on hand to support their students. Many manned the booths, selling food and working at the tag sale, which was a new part of the event this year.
Members of the Yonkers-based Rock n’ Rods of New York Collector Car Club brought their beautiful cars to campus where guests saw an array of vehicles from Model Ts and hot rods to Camaros and Corvettes.
Money raised from the event supports the campus’ chapter of SkillsUSA. In addition, students who volunteered at the care show earned work-based learning hours.