Student project raises funds for Wounded Warriors

Minarets High School student Kaylee Saar coordinated a classic car show to benefit the Wounded Warrior program for her Senior Legacy Project.

The show, featuring 40 vehicles, was held Sept. 26, on the school campus. Coming from a classic car family, it only seemed fitting to do what she has done her whole life - spend a leisurely Saturday at a car show - although this time it was her in charge.

“I’ve been around cars my whole life,” Saar said. “My dad owns a ton of cars, and I’ve learned to love old cars. It was also nice to do an event that raised nearly $4,000 for the Wounded Warrior project.”

There were classic cars, vendor booths, live music, and even a performance from the one and only “King of Rock & Roll” - . Yes, Elvis (Jeremy Pearce) was in the house and rocked the crowd with several well-known hit songs.

Kaylee had custom shirts made for the project and invited a number of vendors to take part in the event.

The show featured classic cars, some fully restored, and some in the process of being restored. Vehicles ranged from a 1936 Chevy Coupe to Gary Grahams 1956 Chevy Impala - even Outback Materials brought out their custom cement mixer.

“I’ve spent the last nine months raising awareness and funds for wounded service members and their families, and I’ve become very passionate about it,” Saar said.

Minarets seniors will be doing their Senior Legacy Projects throughout the year, giving back to their community, while leaving their legacy at the school.