Hot Wheels & Hot Dogs event coming up June 3, benefiting Hyrum City Museum

HYRUM — The Hyrum City Museum will host its fifth annual “Hot Wheels & Hot Dogs Car Show Fundraiser” on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hyrum City Square. The event features a classic car exhibition and hot dog meal deal, along with prize drawings, vendors and concessions. Car show awards will be presented in eight categories—Best of Show, People’s Choice, Best Restoration, Best Survivor, Most Unique, Best Car, Best Truck and Best Tractor.

“I really look forward to this event each year because it accomplishes two objectives,” said Jami Van Huss, the Hyrum City Museum’s executive director. “First, it provides our community with an enjoyable event that is the perfect way to start summer. It brings our community members together for an engaging cultural experience with intrinsic value. Second, due largely to our great community partnerships and sponsors, it provides funds that allow the museum to offer resources that we otherwise would not be able to. Plus, it’s just really fun!” 

Over the past four years, Hot Wheels & Hot Dogs has provided essential funding for the expansion of the Hyrum City Museum. Without this funding, Van Huss said a highly successful traveling Smithsonian exhibition and accompanying community programming hosted by museum from March through May would not have been possible because there simply would not have been room.

“Now that the space is completed, funds raised this year will go into developing new exhibits for that space and investing in materials for improved artifact conservation,” she said. “This extra money allows the museum to continue to develop new exhibits, offer educational programming, perform oral histories and run our children’s programming, all completely free and accessible to the entire community.”

Van Huss said the 2017 fundraising goal for Hot Wheels & Hot Dogs is $5,000. Funds will be raised through the purchase of tickets for the prize drawings and concession sales, with participating vendors including America First Credit Union, Autumn Pride Taxidermy, Mountain Yard Art, Git ‘er Done Quilts, Farmers Insurance and Big-O Tires.  Key prizes and their sponsors include a a trampoline from Skywalker Trampolines, a rolling tool chest from NAPA Auto Parts, a custom box set from Black Arch Holsters, a $600 gift certificate from Autumn Pride Taxidermy and themed quilts from Paula Moultrie Quilting and Gwen Christiansen. Gift certificates and prize baskets will also be available from local merchants, with tickets being sold at 3 for $1.00. Winning tickets will be drawn immediately following the car awards at 3:00 pm.

Event concessions include Pepsi products, Theurer’s all-beef hot dogs on Ridley’s buns, Frito-Lay chips, Old Grist Mill cookies, Casper’s Fat Boys and Darrell’s ice cream.  Hot dog meal deals will be available for $5.

“Our best value,” said Van Huss, “is the six hot dog meal, which includes six hot dogs, six chips, six drinks, two bags of popcorn and two prize drawing tickets for $24.00. Where else can you feed a family of six for that?”

The Hyrum City Museum’s Hot Wheels &amp; Hot Dogs Car Show Fundraiser is the kick-off event for the museum’s “Passport to Summer Fun,” where children earn stamps for participating in a variety of summertime activities. Upcoming events include Rodeo Games on June 27, a Grand Old Flag Display on July 4, and a Pioneer Children celebration on July 20. The program also involves a list of 12 independent activity ideas, from interviewing an older adult or performing an act of service to drawing a picture or visiting Hyrum Reservoir. Signups for the “Passport to Summer Fun” begin June 6, and all participants who earn at least nine stamps throughout the summer will be invited to attend a pizza party at the museum on Aug. 10. Visit <a href=””></a> for more information or call 435-245-0208.

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