Hot rod fundraiser to be televised on Iola square



August 13, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The Haunt for Hirsch-sprung’s 2nd annual Hot Rod Run will be Aug. 22 on the Iola square.
The hot rod event is a fundraiser for the Haunt for Hirschsprung, a haunted house attraction created to raise funds for Giving Hope, a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s community philanthropy program. Proceeds will help children with Hirschsprung’s and their families by supporting the hospital’s colorectal center.
The downtown event will be filmed by Street Rodding American Style, a weekly television show on PBS and Cox Kansas 22.
All makes and models of cars, trucks, rat rods and motorcycles are welcome. The Show-N-Shine registration will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The entry fee is $7. From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. entries will be judged. Mayor Joel Wicoff and Iola Police Chief Jared Warner will present trophies and awards at noon. The first 50 participants will receive a free dash plaque. Pin-up girls will also be there to take photos for the event’s calendar.
The Poker Run registration will begin at 1 p.m. and route map and rules will be given upon registration. Participants will leave at 2 p.m. for the first draw. The entry fee for the Poker Run is $10.
Kids of all ages are also encouraged to participate by bringing a tricked-out bicycle and attempt to win the Pedal Perfect Bicycle Award. Entry fees for bicycles are $3.
The event is sponsored by Scoops and More.

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