Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 7, 2010

Education In Brief: 09/07/2010

Celebration signals new turf completion

TRAVERSE CITY — The completion of Thirlby Field's synthetic-turf installation will be celebrated with a night of football, marching bands and fun.

The event will be held Friday, Sept. 10, and will start with a community tailgate from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $5 per person; free for children ages 5 and younger. Traverse City West Senior High School Varsity Football Team will play Essex District at 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Don and Gerry Oleson will be honored for their donation of enhancements to Thirlby Field. Marching bands from Central High School, West Senior High School and St. Francis High School also will perform. Central High School's Varsity Football Team will take the field against Alpena at 7:15 p.m.

General admission tickets are $6 each and are good for both games. For more information, call Alison Arnold, 933-8995.

Show spotlights classic cars, 4x4s

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College's Automotive Technology Program will host the fifth annual Mike McIntosh Classic Car and 4x4 Show.

The show is named for McIntosh, the late NMC automotive instructor who retired in 2004 after 34 years of service. He organized the first show in 2004.

The show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at NMC's Automotive Technology Building on Aero Park Drive. Vehicle owners may enter their vehicles starting at 9 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle, and owners are encouraged to register in advance at Trophies will be awarded for best of show in each class.

Admission is free. The Automotive Technology facilities will be open, and student projects and vehicles will be on display. There also will be a silent auction, and food will be available to purchase. Proceeds will benefit NMC's Automotive Program. For details, contact Wayne Moody, 995-1316 or

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