Cars and Guitars event fills the street with rocking and revving

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by Stephen Dafoe

Four Morinville businesses teamed up for a business-oriented block party Saturday night. The Morinville Redliners Car Club, Champion Petfoods, Sobeys Morinville and Smith Music hosted a block party with food, music and cars.

Located in the Smith Music parking lot and an adjacent vacant lot, the event featured an outdoor open stage where local musicians performed as about 200 attendees enjoyed a Morinville Redliners show and shine and some bison burgers.

The burgers were available for a recommended $10 donation to the Musicians of Morinville fund, a charity initiative that will pay for music instruments from Smith Music for children who may not be able to afford them. “The Musicians of Morinville Fund is aimed at music for kids,” Smith said. “Any funds raised will go towards getting instruments into the hands of children that can’t normally afford them. Smith Music supplies the instruments at cost.” Donations were also accepted for the Cancer Society.

Organizer Paul Smith said the “intent of the partnership is to help strengthen the food and music culture in Morinville and show that businesses can work together to promote each other and our community.”

Approximately $400 was raised for the charities from the event.

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A Dodge Charger sits on display.

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A young man takes an inside look at a classic muscle car.

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The event drew more than 200 people out on a Saturday night.

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More than 20 classic and collectible cars were on display for the event.

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Attendee Dick Bolivar poses beside one of his favourite cars on display.

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New Morinville Redliners Car Club member and Morinville business owner Syd Spiker shows off one of the vehicles he brought to the Show and Shine.

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