Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show *January 19th, 20th and 21st 2018

The Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show has become a “A Wichita Tradition Since 1957”!   The show first started in 1957 by car builder Darryl Starbird. In 2011, the show was purchased by a new local ownership group, Cars for Charities Co. a 501(c)(3) organization and turned the car show into a charity event.

  The 12-member board for Cars for Charities Co. voted unanimously to change the name of the show this year to the Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show.  “As a board, after celebrating the Starbird-Devlin name with our 60th anniversary event, we felt it was the perfect time to change our name to more accurately reflect who we are and what our mission is with the show” comments Tim Devlin.  “We purchased this show and continue to run it because of our commitment to serve this community.  We feel changing the name to Cars for Charities allows us to tell our story and hopefully encourage even more people to come out and support not only our show but our two great local charities.”

2018 will be the 61st consecutive year this show has been held in Wichita!

January 19th, 20th and 21st 2018 ~ Century ll Convention Center, Wichita, Ks 

Celebrating their 60th year in 2017, the annual Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show,  had another banner year for attendance and fundraising.  In 2017 the show raised $100,000 for their two local charities.  Proceeds from the show were distributed equally to Starkey Foundation and The Arc of Sedgwick County – each receiving $50,000 donations as a result of the show and its fundraising efforts.

Photo Courtesy – Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show

This is a Fun Event for the entire Family!  Ticket prices are:  Adults $12, Kids 12 years old – 17 years old $6, and Children 11 and younger are Free! 

Friday, January 19th 2018  ~ Noon to 9 p.m 

Saturday, January 20th 2018  ~ 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, January 21st 2018 ~  10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Dont miss the Free Kids Zone with Model Car Make & Take, Face Painting, games and more! ~ The Free Kids Zone is Located in the Exhibition Hall Balcony  ~ click here for more info! 

Friday, January 19, 2018 ~ Free Kids Zone Open From 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 ~ Free Kids Zone Open From 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 ~ Free Kids Zone Open From 12:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M.

Photo Courtesy – Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show

 

Graphic Courtesy – Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show

 

Dont miss this Annual Event!  Fun for the whole family! 

For more information, visit the Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show Website 

 

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The Arc’s Lights 2017

Visit The Arc’s Lights with your family and friends this Holiday Season!

The Arc’s Lights are open November 23rd and every evening through December 28th, 2017

This is the 21st year for The Arc’s Lights (renamed from The Arc’s Lights on St Paul in 2015). It is The Arc of Sedgwick County’s largest fundraising event to support programs and services for nearly 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities.

Graphic Courtesy – The Arc of Sedgwick County

Drive thru over 1 million lights among hundreds of displays in this magical wonderland!  Load the family in the car because everyone gets in for a $10 admission per vehicle on Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are appreciated every night.  The reason is clear – to help provide programs that improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Enter The Arc’s Lights from the intersection of Douglas and St. Paul St. The route goes north on St. Paul and then winds through the grounds of The Arc and the Independent Living Resource Center.

“Last year was our most successful year ever for this premier fundraising event for The Arc. We expect this year to continue to grow. This year’s exhibit is truly amazing. We have new displays alongside our traditional favorites.  All funds raised will be used to help us provide qualify affordable programs to improve the lives of persons in our community living with developmental disabilities,” shared Kevin Fish, Executive Director.

Graphic Courtesy – The Arc of Sedgwick County

  Santa will be available for photos on the following dates and times in The Arc building

 November 24th – 26th: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM  and Dec. 1st – 3rd: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM  Take a photo with your own camera.  People will guide you where to park when you enter the driveway. Donations are appreciated.

Opening Night: Thanksgiving – 5:30 to 9:00 pm
1st Responders & Military Honored with free admission opening weekend November 23rd-26th
Thank you, Deborah Gdisis of Ameriprise, for sponsoring this weekend for our Heroes

$10 Admission Nights – Fridays & Saturdays – 5:30 to 10:00 pm
Pre-purchase admission for $8 at any Wichita QT location

Donation Nights – Sundays through Thursdays – 5:30 to 9:00 pm

Event Hours:

Sundays through Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(Extended to 10 p.m. on Dec 18, 19, 20, 21)

Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve:  5:30 pm to 11:30 p.m.

For more information, visit The Arc of Sedgwick County’s website

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The Arc’s Lights run thru December 28th

The Arc’s Lights are now open!

November 24th – December 28th 2016

Enter from W. Douglas Ave at N. St Paul St (between West St & Meridian Ave).

The Arc’s Lights support programs for people with disabilities.  Bring your family to this wonderful drive-thru light display with over 100 “new” displays this year!

Fridays & Saturdays admission is $10 a carload (tax included). Advance tickets can be purchased at TheArcsLights.org or at area Quiktrips for only $8.00 (tax included).  Sundays – Thursdays admission is by donation.  Pre-purchased tickets can be used Sunday-Saturday.  Donations are always appreciated those evenings and every night.

The Arc’s Lights open at 5:30 pm every night.  Regular closing time is Sun – Thurs 9:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:00pm (and Dec 19, 20, 21, 22), and Christmas Eve 11:30 pm.

Santa photo nights will be every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through Dec 23 (5:30 – 8:30pm). Other nights for Santa photos include:  Dec 19, 20, 21, 22 (5:30 – 8:30pm)  Printed photos with Santa are a $5 donation or take a photo with your camera for a donation.

Pet Photo Night will be December 15th  5:30-7:30pm

Photo Courtesy of The Arc’s Lights
Photo Courtesy of The Arc’s Lights

For more information:  TheArcsLights.org, Facebook and Twitter TheArcsLights – #TheArcsLights

Starbird-Devlin Rod and Customs Charities Car Show – Wichita, Ks *January 15th – 17th 2016

The Starbird-Devlin Rod and Customs Charities Car Show is a annual tradition in Wichita, and this year will be the 59th year!  The show will feature a Free Kids Zone and much more!

  Friday, January 15th – 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. ( Free Kids Zone Open From 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M )

Saturday, January 16th 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.  ( Free Kids Zone Open From 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. )

Sunday, January 17th 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M  ( Free Kids Zone Open From 12:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. )

Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas  |  225 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67202

General Admission Tickets are: Adults $12 – Couples $20 – Juniors ( Ages 12 – 17 years old ) $6 – Children 11 and younger are Free!

All of the Proceeds from this Event go to The Arc of Sedgwick County and Starkey Inc.

Starbird Devlin Car Show

Save $1 when you purchase your tickets from QuikTrip or other participating sponsors.

Photo Courtesy of the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show
Photo Courtesy of the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show

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The Arc’s Lights *November 26th – December 28th 2015

The Arc’s Lights, open nightly November 26th through December 28th, is a wonderful holiday lights drive-thru exhibit with over 1.4 million lights!

Opening Night: Thanksgiving November 26th  – 5:30 to 9:00 pm

Fridays & Saturdays 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Sundays through Thursdays 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

  Christmas Eve 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Christmas Day 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Graphic Credit – The Arc of Sedgwick County

 Enter from W. Douglas Ave at N. St Paul St (between West St & Meridian Ave).

A minimum $5 suggested donation per vehicle will help The Arc of Sedgwick County improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Tune in your radio to a special station to hear holiday music while driving through the lights!

Photo Credit – The Arc of Sedgwick County

Photos with Santa (for a donation): 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Dec 21st, 22nd and 23rd (last night for Santa).

Join the tradition of thousands of others during this 19th year as you drive through more than 1.4 million lights.  Come early in the season or early in the evening and avoid the holiday rush!

Graphic Credit – The Arc of Sedgwick County

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Starbird-Devlin Rod and Customs Charities Car Show – Wichita, Ks January 16th – 18th

Don’t miss the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show this weekend!

Friday January 16th – Sunday January 18th

Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas  |  225 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67202

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Featuring:  Show Cars from around the Country, vendor exhibits and Live Entertainment! All profits from the Show are split among three charities: The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Starkey.

Other activities at the Car Show include a Free Kids Zone featuring a Coloring Station, Face Painting, Magic Act and more!

 

Car Show

Gala for Giving is Thursday evening, January 15th.  The Gala for Giving is a night entirely dedicated to supporting three deserving, local charities: The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Starkey.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy from delicious food and drinks, live music and live and silent auctions filled with a wide array of items. Tickets to the event are $100.00 ($60.00 of the ticket price is tax deductible). All proceeds from the Gala for Giving and the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show will benefit The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Starkey.

For more information visit the Starbird-Devlin Rod and Customs Charities Car Show website

http://starbirddevlin.com