By April 3, 2020 Read More →

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club will not hold its annual American Graffiti Festival & Car Show this year.
This cancellation includes the popular car parade (classic car cruise) and the two-day show and festival that had been scheduled June 12-14.

If the public health crisis has subsided sufficiently by fall, the club may look at being involved in a smaller event to celebrate our Graffiti legacy but nothing firm is planned at this time, said American Graffiti event chairman, Brent Burnside.

“The health of the community, the car owners and spectators has to be priority one,” Burnside said. “We are praying for everyone, and we promise to return with a show that is better than ever in 2021.”

The American Graffiti Festival, which has been held each of the last 21 years, is put on entirely by volunteers — Kiwanis members and supporters from other service clubs, car groups, and businesses. All proceeds go to local non-profits, most of them serving children and youth.

The club already is making its plans as to how to continue to support community programs in the coming year, said North Modesto Kiwanis president Robert Husman.

Refunds will be provided to the car owners who had already submitted entries for the 2020 show.



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