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'Rock the Block' features Classic Cars and Judd Hoos

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Trista Johnson and her classmate Christa Lux (right) stand next to Trista's great-grandfather's 1948 International KB-1, which her father, Neil Johnston of Meriden, has restored. The vintage pick-up will be among many impressive vehicles displayed at this year's "Rock The Block" Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Saturday night at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Photo contributed
Cherokee's Christa Lux and her cause have inspired the event - "Rock the Block" - which will take place this Saturday night at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds.

Christa is fighting Cystic Fibrosis, a disease which attacks her lungs and digestive system. While she is in great health now, Christa's family and friends understand how critical it is for rapid medical advancement on the Cystic Fibrosis front. A great portion of the research currently in progress must be funded by events just like "Rock the Block," as CF affects about 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. today.

One of the events at this year's Rock the Block will be a Classic Car Show and Shine Show, featuring classic vehicles like the one in the photo. Anyone who would like to participate in the Car Shine and Show is welcome to enter their vehicle. The south gate of the fairgrounds will open at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, specifically for the cruisers, who will receive free admission and door prize tickets. The west gate, which will also open at 7 p.m., is for the general public.

Classic cars will be on display from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, during which time the Cherokee County Pork Producers will be grilling up some delicious options in the food stand, the Budweiser beer garden will be serving, and drawings will be held every 15 minutes for some terrific prizes. The earlier you arrive, the better your chances are to win.

Then, at 9:30 p.m., the popular group Judd Hoos, will take the stage for their first appearance in Cherokee, and they will be performing for your listening and dancing pleasure until 1:30 a.m.

The cover charge for the dance is $10, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses, 100% of the proceeds are able to be passed along to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where they can be used to truly make a difference for kids like Christa.

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