Hot Rods for Hatcheries fundraiser supports DC Booth Fish Hatchery

May 1, 2019

SPEARFISH — Combining cool cars and the desire to support the local fish hatchery, Hot Rods for Hatcheries raised $1,900 Saturday.

The car show, a fundraiser hosted by BHSU Honors Club and Trio and sponsored by White’s Queen City Motors, took place in the Donald E. Young Center parking lot, with all proceeds from the family- friendly event benefiting the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish. Sidney May, BHSU student, coordinated the event.

All makes and models, including motorcycles, were welcome, with food, drinks, and giveaways part of the event, and more than 60 cars rolled into the parking lot to register, with about 200 people attending to take a closer look at a large variety of vehicles.

“It was a great day,” Karen Holzer, executive director of the Booth Society, the nonprofit friends group that supports the hatchery, said. “The weather cooperated despite the questionable forecast. Sidney did an excellent job of planning, obtaining sponsorships, and coordinating the day. We are so fortunate to have people in the community that take an active role in providing not only financial, but also promotion of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives. Thanks to Sidney and her crew along with everyone that helped with Hot Rods for Hatcheries.”

Winners of the show:

“The Crowd Favorite” was Dean’s ’79 Cadillac;

“Mostly likely to be at my high school graduation” was Merlin Larsen’s ’53 Ford F100;

“Favorite Paint Job” was Tollison’s ’68 Pontiac GTO;

“Shows the most promise” was Terry and Deb Liddick’s ’65 Ford Mustang; and

Kid’s Choice was Luke May’s ’47 Diamond T.

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