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A member of the community explains to a Marine the components of his vehicle and displays his car in the first car show at Lucky Park, Twentynine Palms, Calif., September 23, 2017. Marines from motor transportation, military police and explosive ordnance disposal came out to help the continuing effort to foster a positive relationship with the community by showing what resources the military has to offer. (Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)

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Combat Center rolls into local car show

28 Sep 2017 | Pfc. Margaret Gale Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

The city of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation held the first car show at Luckie Park, Twentynine Palms, for the community September 23, 2017. Parks and recreation will use the proceeds from the event to help support the children of the community.

The car show included roughly 100 cars on display and generated an estimated 4,000 spectators. The event was open to all ages and hosted several activities for patrons to participate in. People became involved with the event by volunteering or creating booths for fundraising programs that take place within the community.

“It’s about something more than just the car show,” said Mike Ernst, promoter. “People came here to eat the food, look at the cars and have a good time, which is what it is all about.” Ernst said.

People were able to register to be in the event up to 4 months ahead at the city office or at parks and recreation. It was also acceptable for cars to be registered as they drove in the lot on the day of the event.
Next year, Ernst plans to have nine small shows throughout the town leading up to the final 10th car show at Luckie Park. His intentions are to help generate more income for the local businesses and bring the community together. Each year, the profits will go towards something different to support the community and members of the Combat Center.
“We like to include local Marines and sailors in our activities,” said Randy Councell, Community service director, City of Twentynine Palms. “They participate in a lot of local events and it helps them to become more a part of our community.”

Marines from motor transportation, military police and explosive ordnance disposal came out to help the continuing effort to foster a positive relationship with the community by showing what resources the military has to offer.

“It’s a good time coming out to the events the community has,” said Kyle Ramthun, physical security, Provost Marshal’s Office. “It gives the community an opportunity to enjoy our resources and see what we do.”

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