Father's Day activities start on Saturday

TONASKET – The Father’s Day weekend activities will begin on Saturday in Tonasket and carry on into Sunday.

The first activity will be the annual North Country Car Club Car Show on Saturday, June 18 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon and judging will end at 1 p.m. The results will be given out at 4 p.m.

The car show will have the same categories as last year: bikes, classic (1960-1979), classic (1980 and newer), custom, four-door, post-war (1942-1959), pre-war (1941 and older), project, street machine (1955 and newer), street rod (1954 and older), teenage, tractor, truck, un-restored (30 years and older) and off-road.

The entry fee is $15 for the first car and $10 for additional cars.

“We’re a non-profit car club,” Cari Rampley, treasurer of the North Country Car Club, said. “We do our runs and socialize because we’re all interested in cars in general. Any profits from this show are put back into the community in some way. They support us, so we support them. It’s hard work, but it’s fun.”

She said there will also be a bit of a silent auction.

Next, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Tonasket Airport Improvement Club will be hosting their annual steak barbecue at the Tonasket Airport for $10 per plate.

“I think we’re going to have radio-controlled airplanes out showing off,” Lola Orr said. “People will purchase their steaks and then grill them themselves.”

On Saturday, June 19, the annual Tonasket Fly-In will take place at the airport all morning. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., children 5-years-old to 15-years-old will get to fly for free and Orr said an instructor from the flight school in Wenatchee will be given adults rides for a fee. Lunch will begin being served between 11 a.m. and noon. Orr said the cost of breakfast in previous years was $5 per plate, though she said she wasn’t sure what the cost would be this year.

“We do this every year so we can give the kids the opportunity to fly and maybe become interested in aviation,” Orr said. “The money goes toward maintaining the airport through the Tonasket Airport Improvement Club.”