SpringFest 2017

Jim Lister, CERT

April 10, 2017

Landfall CERT’s SpringFest and Car Show will be April 22 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event has something for everyone. The Rusty Bumpers live band will play while you take in the car show and enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, fresh grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, kids meals, popcorn, and beverages.

The car show will be held on the COA soccer field with check-in for registered vehicles beginning at 9:00 am. There will be 5 winners chosen: Best American Car pre-1975, post-1975; Best Foreign Car pre-1975, post-1975 and the Best in Show Peter Burr Award. Register by April 18th for $15/vehicle or later – including day of for $20/vehicle. Best in Show will receive an engraved wooden plaque, and the winners of the other categories will receive a nicely framed award certificate. Both the British Motor Club of Cape Fear and the Cape Fear Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America will have vehicles on display.

In front of the COA shelter area at the recreation site there will be a bicycle safety event. We encourage parents and children to ride bicycles to the event. The Cape Fear Cyclists organization will be there to check safety equipment, demonstrate how to properly fit a helmet and to offer a bicycle rodeo for the younger kids. Ride through the set course and show off your skills! The kids can also get free bike safety equipment and other prizes by completing the CYCLE SAFETY CIRCUIT. Visit each station, get a sticker on your card and when you complete the circuit, bring the card back to the front and receive your prize!

If you have a bike that is collecting dust in your garage, or is broken, and you want to get rid of it, consider donating it to help families in need. We have invited Switchin’ Gears, a non-profit group, to attend SpringFest. They take donated bikes, refurbish them and give them to needy local families. They will be on site to take donations. Bring your old bike and do some good for the community.

Did you know that Landfall COA offers green identification bands for your bike? These bands are like the bar code on your car in that, when re-entering Landfall, the Security Officers will know that you are a resident and wave you through the gate. The COA will have a table at SpringFest with some of the identification bands and information on how to obtain one.

As a part of their community outreach program, the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and the New Hanover County Paramedic bike units will be present. Check out their specially equipped bikes and the gear they carry. Ask them about the training they go through to become one of these bike unit officers.

Over at the COA facility, there will be shredding and recycling services for a $5 donation for each category. Drive your car to that area and drop off your documents for shredding and your recycling items, such as cell phones, paint, batteries, herbicides, solvents, smoke detectors, light bulbs and old electronics.

There will also be raffle prizes and door prizes. The top three raffle prizes will be: dinner for 8 offered by CCL, 4 hours yard work by Landfall Owner Services and a First Aid and CPR course. Door prizes include gift certificates for food, drink, and merchandise at local businesses. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at our two Landfall postal stations on Tuesday and Thursday the week prior to the event and at the event entrance the day of SpringFest.

Special thanks to the Amigos Car Club and the many local businesses that are sponsoring the event and helping to make it possible.

This fund raiser for your local 501(c)3 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) benefits its mission to assist in regional emergencies such as a hurricane or other natural disaster, to educate residents on safety and to provide first aid and safety support during local events. Please support your local organization.

For more information on SpringFest or to request an entry form to enter your car in the show, contact us at: or download an entry form below.

Please Join Us!

Author: Admin