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Mariner Car, Truck and Bike Show set for April 1

By MEGHAN BRADBURY - | Mar 16, 2023

Help support Mariner High School student government, senior class events and athletics during its Mariner Car, Truck and Bike Show.

“SGA has been a great club that we are proud to be a part of,” SGA President Lainey Alceac and Vice President Stephanie Saracione said. “We have come together throughout the school year to help plan homecoming, spirit weeks, and exciting events for the school. Bringing back the Car Show is a great way to bring people together while fundraising for our school and making sure people get to enjoy themselves.”

They said it is enjoyable learning how to be responsible and taking leadership roles, which will help them in the future.

The Mariner Car, Truck and Bike Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Mariner High School, 701 Chiquita Blvd., N. Pre-registration is $15 a vehicle, or $20 the day of the event starting at 8 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee at the gate for spectators.

Open ceremonies will be presented by Mariner High School JROTC cadets.

Mariner High School Student Government Association Sponsor Briska Wolfe said the car show became a part of the Mariner High School tradition in 1987 when the school first opened until 2010.

“It was a fundraiser for the Silver Magic Marching Band. It used to be a really big event. After the band director left no one else had taken on this event. We want to bring it back,” she said. “This car, truck and motorcycle show will have profits go to the SGA and the senior class for senior class events and athletics.”

The student government, which is the voice for the student body, helps in many ways.

“The student government is the voice for the student body and helps put on Homecoming events such as the powder-puff game, dress up days and the ceremony at half time to announce king and queen. We also help with funds to replace lost/damaged trees around campus that are planted in remembrance of students and staff. We also help with the Spring Fling dance that is held at Mariner High School every year,” Wolfe said.

In addition to the show, there will be vendors and food, 50/50 raffle, live music and a bounce house. There will also be 51 trophies given, and T-shirts for sale for $15.

“We enjoy bringing the community together and have them enjoy the day at Mariner High School. I just want to bring this back because it is nice to have the students being part of something this big,” Wolfe said. “Money raised from this event will go straight back to the student programs and events.”