COLUMBIA CITY – Junior Achievement of Whitley County invites car enthusiasts and the community to the 20th annual Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 6 with a traditional car show and back-to-school celebration.

New this year, the Junior Achievement Car Show will have bounce houses and several activities for kids brought to the event by the title sponsor Mercury Broadband.

“We chose this event because we have recently upgraded and expanded our broadband network in the area and wanted to give back. We really value being an invested partner with the local community and want to support programs such as this that assist children in their career ambitions and planning their futures,” said Tyler Osmon, general manager Indiana market for Mercury Broadband.

Junior Achievement of Whitley County serves more than 2,900 students in Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko schools. Inspiring tomorrow is what Junior Achievement is all about, which is why the car show will have more focus as a family event to wrap up the summer, according to a news release from Junior Achievement.

“The car show is always held during the same time as the farmers market, so the committee wanted to ensure the community was openly invited to both the market and the car show. The two events will run as scheduled to support a communitywide event,” said Kennedy St. George-Saggars, JA Whitley County board member and car show chair.

Mercury Broadband will host a ribbon-cutting and check presentation at 8:15 a.m. on the courthouse square. Car show registration will open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. The car gate entrance is on North Line and Jackson streets. Cars will be on display until 1 p.m.

Several giveaways, 50/50 raffles, bounce houses, rock wall climbing, face paintings, T-shirt printing, food trucks and more are scheduled. Trophies are awarded to the top three vehicles in the following categories: 1949 and older, the 1950s, and 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s and 2000 and newer.

Pre-entry registration can be found at https://bit.ly/3IhmgQz. Registration at the gate is $15 with no refunds and the show is rain or shine.