August 21, 2016 – Thunder on the Mountain Car Show
Members of the Thunder on the Mountain Car Show Committee gathered in Central Park on Sept. 15 to present checks to 10 local charities and community groups. Thanks to the generosity of the community and the hard work of the committee, they were able to donate $22,000 in proceeds from the 2016 car show that was held in August during Mountain Festival.
Thunder on the Mountain presented a fun car show in downtown Tehachapi where more than 300 cars were on display, some traveling from as far away as the state of Washington. The band Denim rocked the intersection of Green and F streets while some participants and visitors strolled through the rows of vintage and classic autos, and others gathered in Centennial Plaza where they collected the raffle prizes they had won. Judges inspected all the entries and at the end of the day, the car show committee presented 78 trophies to winning autos. Those trophies were all sponsored by local business and members of the community.
The recipients of the fundraising efforts are not the same each year. The Thunder on the Mountain Scholarship Fund is a constant, but the other charities change from year to year. Sometimes representatives of a new charity will approach the committee with a particular need.
This year, the proceeds were distributed as follows:
Scholarship Fund — $7,500
Tehachapi Senior Center — $3,000
Optimal Hospice — $3,000
Honor Flight — $3,000
Shop With A Cop — $2,500
Kelly’s Therapeutic Riders — $1,000
S.T.O.P (Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets) — $500
Have A Heart Humane Society — $500
VFW (local chapter) — $500
Tehachapi Community Theater — $500
Courtesy of Sharron Letson Tehachapi News