Theatre in the Park gears up for trucks, big rigs, car show

The Best Times Digital Edition

August 19, 2021

There will be vehicles aplenty on Oct. 9 at the Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids will allow youngsters and oldsters to explore trucks, tractors, construction and city vehicles up close. Participants can crawl, climb and sit in the driver’s seat and talk with the real life operators of these vehicles. The first 150 children will get a free construction worker hat!

Suggested donations of $10 per vehicle will be accepted.

The 11th Annual Cars in the Park car show will also take place on the same day from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m. also at Theatre in the Park. Admission is free for spectators. Event features food vendors, a 50/50 pot, silent auction of sports memorabilia and a DJ.

Car show participants can register at Each entry is $25 in advance and includes a free T-shirt, $25 day of the show.

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Proceeds from both events go to benefit JCPRD Special Olympics programs so that athletes may afford to participate in many different activities.