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September 27, 2013

Blinn College Car Show and Open House returns Oct. 5

Spectators receive free lunch, door prizes

Hot rods, muscle cars, tricked-out trucks and mesmerizing motorcycles will soon be roaring across the Blinn College landscape.

The Blinn College Car Show and Open House returns from a four-year hiatus from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex (1405 Old Mill Creek Road, Brenham). A free lunch will be served at noon, and door prizes and awards will be distributed at 1 p.m. At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, a car cruise will wind its way from the Ag Complex to Los Cabos Mexican Grill on Highway 36.

“It’s a really fun event,” said Agricultural Sciences Professor Johnnie Schroeder. “It’s all for the students and the community, and it’s a good recruiting tool for us because we get to show off our building and all that we do here.”

The show allows the students to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of hosting a car show. In October, members of the Ag Club will travel to College Station to judge a car show of their own.
Participants from Houston and beyond will come to show off their cars, motorcycles and trucks, and attendees will vote to determine the 10 best. Some of the cars will feature engines that were rebuilt by Blinn students in Schroeder’s mechanics class.

“Everything we do here is for the students,” Schroeder said.

The Division of Agricultural Sciences is one of the fastest growing divisions at Blinn College with almost 800 students currently enrolled – roughly four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state. Blinn offers agriculture classes on all of its campuses, with the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex serving as the program’s hub.

In addition to its excellence in the classroom, Blinn offers extracurricular educational activities in the areas of livestock judging, agriculture club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, horticulture and agriculture sciences.

For more information on Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences program, visit: www.blinn.edu/agriculture.