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‘Cars for a Cause’ show to shine at fairgrounds

Local student plans car show for senior project.
Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on June 19, 2018 5:30PM

McKeely Miller is organizing “Cars for a Cause” and will donate all proceeds to charity. The car show takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday,  June 23, at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day. Donations will benefit Blue Mountain Hospital’s gas cards for cancer patients and BrightSide Animal Care Center in Redmond. Miller, who will be a senior at Grant Union in the fall, will fulfill her senior project while benefiting the good causes she has chosen.

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McKeely Miller is organizing “Cars for a Cause” and will donate all proceeds to charity. The car show takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day. Donations will benefit Blue Mountain Hospital’s gas cards for cancer patients and BrightSide Animal Care Center in Redmond. Miller, who will be a senior at Grant Union in the fall, will fulfill her senior project while benefiting the good causes she has chosen.

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Vehicles, from classic to 4x4 to newer sports models, will shine at the “Cars for a Cause” car show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

Admission for spectators is $5, and the vehicle entry fee is $15. Vehicles will be displayed on the grassy area of the fairgrounds.

Grant Union student McKeely Miller, who will be a senior next fall, is organizing the event and said the proceeds will support two good causes.

Half of the profits will benefit Blue Mountain Hospital gas cards for cancer patients who need to drive to Bend or Boise, Idaho, for treatments, and the other half will go to BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond, a nonprofit community shelter for dogs and cats that prioritizes saving the animals.

“The donations are very meaningful to me because of my family’s experience with cancer; traveling for treatment can get quite expensive,” Miller said. “We also received a lot of support, and I would like to do that for others.”

She added, “Animal shelters work very hard to rescue and find wonderful homes for animals, so I would like to support that as well.”

Miller said she is interested in finishing her senior project ahead of schedule and decided on a car show because she and her entire family enjoy cars.

Some of Miller’s family members plan to bring vehicles, and she has also invited local and neighboring car clubs to join the cause.

Her father, Jason Miller, is entering his rebuilt Bronco, her grandfather has a recently purchased 2017 Corvette and an uncle will bring a BMW.

She contacted the Grant County Kruzers as well as a Porsche club and Corvette club in Bend.

“Hopefully, they’ll come,” she said.

Miller said a first-place trophy will be awarded for vehicles in four categories, including foreign luxury, sports car/muscle car, 4x4 and classic/antique.

“I think it will be a lot of fun for people to come out and support,” she said.



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