Cars for Kids at Connecticut Junior Republic shows off hot rods |

LITCHFIELD — The Connecticut Junior Republic, in collaboration with the Valley Collector Car Club and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club, will conduct the 5th Annual Cars for Kids automobile show Oct. 8, with a rain date of Oct. 15.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. for exhibitors ; registration is $10 per car. The first 200 show car registrants will receive exhibitor bags. The first 100 exhibitors will also receive dashboard plaques. Spectator gates will open at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 per car (unlimited occupancy).

CJR students will be serving lunch in the D’Assern Dining Room. Options include pulled pork or breaded chicken breast sandwiches, served with pasta salad, iced tea and cookies. Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream sandwiches and hot and cold beverages will be available at the Food Court. Baked goods will be offered at The Litchfield Aid’s bake sale tent. CJR’s Roadside Market will be open, offering seasonal produce, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, gourds and squash grown on the Junior Republic’s farm, as well as products made in vocational classes.

There will be fun for the whole family, including hayrides, farm tours, face and pumpkin painting, and a scavenger hunt.

Proceeds will support the care, treatment and education services the Junior Republic provides for at-risk, special needs and troubled boys, girls and families in 12 locations throughout Connecticut. Union Savings Bank is the 2017 Concours Sponsor and FM 97.3 WZBG is the Media Sponsor.

For a sponsorship form or to pledge a donation for this year’s exhibitor bags (the deadline is Friday), visit ctjuniorrepublic.org.

CJR’s Litchfield Campus is located at 550 Goshen Road, Litchfield. For more information about the Cars for Kids Automobile Show contact the CJR Development Office at (860) 567-9423, ext. 278.

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