Barrel Bash Block Party brings classic cars and charity together in downtown Casper on Saturday

Barrel Bash Block Party brings classic cars and charity together in downtown Casper on Saturday

Ray Parnell, Elaine Walters, Maggie King, and Jacquie Rose pose with their cars in central Casper on Wednesday. The four are organizing the Barrel Bash Block Celebration, which will raise dollars for the Wyoming Foodstuff for Assumed Task. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. – Casper resident Ray Parnell vividly remembers currently being foods insecure even though increasing up.

“We’d go property on the weekends, our mother and father worked, and we had to fend for ourselves,” he mentioned.

A long time on as an adult, he’s been ready to gain adequate income not only to feed himself and his family, but also be associated in Casper’s basic vehicle scene.

His enjoy of cars and trucks and memory of childhood is what drove him to support organize the forthcoming Barrel Bash Block Social gathering on Saturday, July 16.

“It’s really shut to my heart,” he said.

Elaine Walters, president of the Central Wyoming Corvette Club, stated they hope to make the bash featuring basic autos, leisure and food trucks an annual event.

The bash will advantage Wyoming Food for Assumed Undertaking, which runs programs to enable decrease food items insecurity and foods squander, along with supporting area growers and foodstuff producers.

“We sense actually blessed that they wished to do this for us yr just after calendar year,” Foodstuff for Thought’s Maggie King reported. “It’s an incredible possibility for us to accumulate foods for the kiddos, and to function with groups like this that just acquire us on.”

1 of Foodstuff for Thought’s jobs is making food stuff bags for youngsters who depend on faculty lunches to consider dwelling on weekends. King claims some 1,200 luggage are handed out weekly during the school yr, with each individual bag that contains several meals.

An additional new system they’ve initiated is to rescue unused food items from Casper College or university, the Ford Wyoming Centre and area dining places and caterers that goes unused just after an function.

“It’s food stuff that’s not long gone out to the general public,” King claimed. “We go back, use our donations to make it into meals and freeze them, and then people who are either homeschooling or have signed on for this plan can have it.”

Saturday’s function is hosted by the Bluebird Restaurant at the Cheese Barrel at 544 South Heart St., but the celebration will take area powering the creating on David Road, along with some side streets. Sections of the streets will be shut for the function, and food items vans and other suppliers will be on hand.

Parnell stated any individual can sign-up their car for the auto demonstrate at $25 just about every, and close friends and spouse and children can sign up with the same car for an extra $10 each individual. Donations are encouraged.

Cheese Barrel proprietor Jacquie Rose stated she and Parnell “go again a extensive time,” and he’s a typical at her cafe. She also owns her father’s vintage Design A Ford.

“He’s a car or truck lover and he imagined this would be a very good plan,” she mentioned. “We ended up conversing about a date, and determined the exact same week of the honest and rodeo is great.”

“Families appreciate cars, and in this local community they love their car or truck shows,” she extra.

The to start with Barrel Bash Block Occasion will take location on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 544 South Centre in central Casper. Registration can be performed on web-site, or by calling Ray Parnell at 307-258-9009.