The Craik Museum Fun Day and Car Show proved to be a great success for event organizers as people from town and the surrounding area came out to the party July 8 to bask in some Prairie history and show off some hot rods.
Pauline Dixon, friend of the museum, said over 150 people headed over to the Prairie Pioneer Museum’s annual fundraiser to take a gander at the six buildings on the site including the former Sprattsville School, which serves as the main museum.
The day also featured food and crafts, games for the kids to enjoy and a showcase of 20-25 sport and vintage cars parked on 3rd Street in front of the Legion.
She said the final amount raised during the fundraiser has not yet been tallied up, but was optimistic a lot of money was put into its coffers for future upgrades to the site.
“The money raised is for upkeep and anything that is needed there like cleaning supplies or shingles and sometimes we do flooring,” said Dixon. “Also maybe the doors might have to be fixed and you need nails and screws and this kind of thing, so we need money for that.”
Shayne Stubbington came to the fun day to show off his rebuilt 1927 Ford Model T and ongoing project 1928 Ford Model A. He said cars have been his passion since he was 16 and he invests a lot of time into fixing up old cars.
“This Model T was my first one,” he said. “I’ve got lots of other ones though. I just always liked them. I grew up around cars.”
To read more please see the July 16 print edition of The Davidson Leader.