STEP to hold car show in Rocky Mount April 16

The first STEP Car Show has been slated for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midpoint Chevrolet in Rocky Mount.
Registration for street rods, muscle cars, classics, trucks and motorcycles is open now. Registration forms can be accessed on STEP’s website:
Registration for the show is $20 per vehicle and includes one free lunch, provided by Spike’s Fine Swine Catering. Entertainment will include live music by Harwell Grice Band. Trophies will be awarded for each category and Best Overall in Show. April 23 is reserved as a rain date.
Midpoint Chevrolet and the Outlaw Cruisers Car Club of Rocky Mount are sponsors of the event.
The show will serve as a fund-raiser for STEP’s Repair Fund; specifically, it will help provide financing to replace the roof at STEP’s Rocky Mount site, where Early Head Start, Head Start, LIFES Academy and administrative offices are housed.
According to executive director Bill Loope, “Our building has served us well over the years, however repairs and updates are necessary to provide safe and friendly learning environments for our students.
“Such important services are provided under this roof that we consider the project to be a priority,” he said. Loope hopes to raise $4,000 through the event.
The Rocky Mount location features three Head Start and five Early Head Start classrooms. Head Start is a comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement program which seeks to empower both the parent and child. LIFES Academy provides an alternative educational setting for Franklin County students with a middle school program (grades 6-8) and a high school program (grades 9-12).
STEP (Solutions That Empower People), Inc. plans and coordinates programs designed to combat problems of poverty and eliminate or reduce conditions of poverty as they affect the residents of communities in Franklin, Patrick, Henry, Bedford, and Pittsylvania counties, and the cities of Martinsville and Danville.


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