The Collinsville Area Vocational Center will host a Car Cruise and Open House on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at their facility located on the Collinsville High School campus, 2201 South Morrison.
The third annual event will feature cars from local clubs and enthusiasts, as well as demonstrations from various CAVC programs and students, including machining, welding, automotive repair and body work. The CAVC early childhood program will have activities for children åÐ including face painting. Free blood pressure and health screenings will be offered by the health occupations group. Engineering students will showcase projects and robotics. The CHS Garden Club will show off their greenhouse facilities and offer plants for sale.
The day will include a demonstration of Tesla premium electric cars and their auto drive capabilities. Attendees can see race cars, motorcycles and other past projects of the CAVC vocational students. Music and entertainment is provided. In addition, food will be available from the future chefs in the CAVC food service program. Brats or pulled pork sandwiches with chips and a drink are $4.00.
As a special token for cars registered for the event, the CAVC machine shop is making dash plaques for participants. Tours of the Vocational Center will be offered throughout the day. The rain date is Sunday, April 24, 2016. For more information, contact the CAVC at 343-6140.
The CAVC is a two-year public vocational training center for junior and senior level high school students. Housed on the campus of Collinsville High School, CAVC also includes students from four other area school districts: Mascoutah, Dupo, Lebanon, and Triad. CAVC was initiated in the 1970s to allow school districts to pool resources and provide one comprehensive program that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. CAVC is a group entity, but operates under the governance of Collinsville Community Unit School District # 10.