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Despite the rain, True Life Church's annual event was well-attended by the community

PMG PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - A rainy Colton evening does not stop the luau fun.The annual Hawaiian Luau and Classic Car Show held in Colton last Saturday was a bit wet due to a nice drenching rain but it was still a big hit with the community.

The well-attended event, hosted by True Life Church, took place in front of the Colton High School. There was a free meal, dessert, live music and fun and games for all ages.

The school yard was filled from end to end as children played on the inflatable bouncy houses and slides. The adults walked the grounds greeting friends and neighbors, shopped at the yard sale and checked out the parking lot filled with antique cars and trucks.

"We started with block parties, but they soon grew to the annual Luau," said True Life Pastor Tim Behrens. "Our goal is to get people laughing, talking, having fun."

The Classic Car Show this year was divided into three groups: motorcycles, trucks and cars.

Winning first place in the "bike" category was Crystal Sweeney with her Harley Sportster, followed in second place by Jeff Robbins with his Drift Trike and third place went to Maria Brookshire-Rhay and her Harley.

In the classic truck competition, Don Blatchford earned first place with his yellow 1950 Ford pickup, Jeff Robbins took second place with his Dodge Rat Charger and Dale and Rosie Proffit took third with their El Camino.

In the Car competition, Larry Skou took first place with his 1961 Studebaker Hawk, Taffy Richardson and Shane Jones took second with a 1993 red Mustang and Steven Wetten took third place with his Corvette Stingray. Steven Nottingham received a special recognition for his CV 196 Volkswagen Baja Bug.

"This is always so much fun," Chelsea Skogan-Boyd said. "I love how everyone is smiling and enjoying the rainy night."

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