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Lake Area Technical College Hosting Public Car Care Event October 18

Posted on: September 18, 2017   |   Category: News
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September 18, 2017

Proceeds to Benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin

WATERTOWN, SD – The public is invited to participate in the Lake Area Technical College Car Club’s Car Care event on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the automotive department on the campus of Lake Area Technical College in Watertown. Programs hosting the annual event include Automotive Technology, Custom Paint & Fab, High Performance Engine Machining, and Occupational Therapy Assistant.
During the “Get Ready for Winter” Car Care 40-Point Inspection event, held in conjunction with National Car Care Council events, students thoroughly inspect vehicles brought in by the public. The 40-point checklist includes checking tire pressure/treads, belts, hoses, fluid levels, etc. and ends with a thorough detailing. Occupational Therapy Assistant students offer a Car Fit screen following the inspection to ensure motorists are correctly positioned in the driver’s seat.
“We are trying a new day of the week this year,” LATI Automotive instructor Steve Parkhurst said. “This is a busy time of year for weekend activities so we’re beginning the event at 1:00 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and going into early evening until 7:00 p.m. We invite the public to stop by that afternoon or after work for their free 40-point vehicle inspection and car wash.”
This event is free to the public but free-will donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting Operation Black Hills Cabin. Founded in 2011 by a retired military couple, Operation Black Hills Cabin is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Its purpose is to offer a week-long respite to qualifying wounded veterans (and their families) from the Iraq/Afghanistan campaigns at little or no expense to them, except for transportation. For more information, please visit www.operationblackhillscabin.org.