The Hot Rod Halloween Fest was held at Hesperia Lake Park on November 2. A fun afternoon of free candy and carnival games gave kids a safe trick or treat venue. It also featured a combination of classic cars, carnival games, music, vendors, and a fireworks as a special treat.
The Route 103.1 co-presented the event, along with Desert Valley Hospital, City of Hesperia, Hesperia Recreation & Park District, and Rancho Motor Company. The classic car show benefitted the Hesperia Police Activities League, and entries received a City of Hesperia 25th Anniversary dash plaque.
Boxing, martial arts and acrobat demonstrations were featured along with old-fashioned games like bean bag toss, fishing, cakewalk, bounce houses, and ring toss.
Usually held at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, this year’s event was relocated to Hesperia Lake Park to include the rescheduled Hesperia Days fireworks show.
Trick-or-treaters were excited to go from car trunk to car trunk, and booth-to-booth during Trunk or Treat, an annual Halloween event for kids. The event, which started out as a small classic car show 15 years ago, has grown to attract about 25,000 attendees. It was held at the Victorville fairgrounds (now called the High Desert Event Center).
The children were decked out in their favorite costumes, along with some parents who said they like that it’s a safe alternative to trick-or-treating on the streets.
Classic cars and information booths from local businesses came prepared with tons of candy for the children, knowing that the attraction gets bigger each year.
The event’s presenter was El Dorado Broadcasters puts on the show, promoting it on their radio stations Y102, Kat Kountry 100.7, 106.5 The Fox and Talk 960. The main sponsor was Auto Park at Valley Center.
The Victorville Rotary Club held its 13th Annual Wine, Jazz & More Auction on October 5 at Spring Valley Lake community building.
The wine was flowing freely, which added to the tendency to raise one’s paddle often, bidding on items such as a La-Z-Boy recliner, Southwest Gas’ natural/propane gas grill, Rancho Motors’ children’s car, a beautiful mirror from Le Chartreuse, and an electric lawn mower.
It was all for a good cause, as the Rotary supports many programs including education, reading, leadership, food for the needy, immunizations, and much more.
For more information on Rotary, go to: www.victorvillerotary.org