Arts & Entertainment

Benton City car, bike show planned April 24

The annual Spring Opener Car & Bike Show is April 24 at Kiona-Benton Middle School in Benton City.

The communitywide event raises money to support Benton City youth needs and activities.

The car and bike show will feature all makes and models with trophies being awarded, which were created by Ki-Be High School students.

Also featured will be an expanded line-up of vehicles from the '20s to the '70s with trophies awarded for best truck and best foreign car from each decade.

The middle school is near the center of town and registration opens at 7 a.m. The show opens to the public at 9 a.m., with a flag-raising ceremony at 10 a.m. The awards ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m..

Food concessions will be available throughout the day, along with craft and commercial vendors.

This year's show is dedicated in memory of Joe Petty, one of the show's founders and leaders through its first four years.

Petty was the owner of CJ Plastics was active in the Chamber of Commerce and Benton City's merchants association. He also coached youth sports and lended his talents in many other ways throughout the community, organizers said.

For more information about the event, go to or call 947-7332. Admission is $3 at the door or $6 for families.

Here's the schedule:

-- 7 a.m.: Participant registration opens/vendor setup

-- 9 a.m.: Show open to the public

-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Show 'n Shine vehicles on display, vendors open

-- 10 a.m.: Flag raising and singing of National Anthem

-- 2:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony