MONUMENT - Monument's first Show and Shine classic car show and Grasshopper Art Festival will be held July 19 at Monument.

Arrangements are under way for 15 classes of competition for cars and trucks, and a new category has been added for youth 12 years and younger - bicycle or tricycle. Prizes will be awarded for first and second places in addition to special recognition in other areas of interest. Pre-registration is $15, or $20 the day of the show. To register, contact Suzi Mael at 934-2220, e-mail to; or Jim Mael at 934-2745, e-mail to More can be found at the Web site

During the event, artisans are invited to participate in the Grasshopper Art Festival with artwork, crafts, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Space rental is $5 and sign-up deadline is July 15. Apply to P.O. Box 274, Monument, OR 97864 Call Jackie Oakley at 934-2242 or e-mail to; or contact Shari Teague of Teague Art Gallery at 934-2166.

Concessions, a potluck dinner, Saturday night music by the Pocket Rockets from Ione, and a Fireman's Breakfast on Sunday morning will be added to activities. In addition, fishing and river rafting is available in the area.

Organizers are hoping for a good turn out of Grant County residents as well as participants from the region.

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