Car Show Dinner Kicks off Weekend Of Student ParticipationSep 15, 2015 -
Girls Join Boys for Friends of Steve McQueen Events
Their hair elegantly styled and uniforms neatly pressed, the young waitresses broke a near-decade long tradition. Girls Republic students joined the boys catering this year’s car show dinner on June 5. As they cleared plates, politely spoke with guests, and balanced trays of fillet mignon, the servers initiated a weekend of work experience.
Not only did the teens prepare and serve Friday’s feast, they participated in various activities the following day. Boys and girls assisted volunteers as they sold car show merchandise. Bakery students helped guests select fresh sweets. And award winners were determined by teen judges following instructions from supervisors.
The car show also boasted its first motorcycle theme, worthy of alumnus Steve McQueen’s approval. “On Any Sunday,” the motorcycle documentary that featured bike racer Mr. McQueen, inspired the motif. Spectators glimpsed professional motorcyclists performing stunts and an impressive collection of vintage bikes, including a Husqvarna 250 Cross once ridden by Steve McQueen.
Net proceeds of $332,125 from the car show dinner and show will benefit Boys Republic’s programs in guidance and education for disadvantaged youth.