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Classic Cars and Community with Kool April Nites

03/25/2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Kool Cause

April 2018
Giving Back
Photo by Marnie Patchett

KOOL APRIL NITES is a nonprofit organization that presents a week-long public event for classic car enthusiasts every April. The famous annual car show was launched in 1990 by Tom Parker and Louie Milligan, who had attended a similar event in the Bay Area.  A total of 239 cars participated in Redding’s first unofficial cruise, which Louie led from the Convention Center to Gene’s Drive-in on a cool Friday night.

Kool April Nites’ 29th annual show is from April 21-29. With the help of volunteers, the organization was able to give back nearly $50,000 last year to local community groups that support education and youth.  Those groups included One SAFE Place, Kids Unlimited, Wings of Angels, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, several local high schools and many more.  

Volunteers have several opportunities to get involved.  Many are needed for registration and check-in stations; their duties include checking in participants, handing out goody bags and assigning registration packets to participants.  Kool April Nites also needs help with giving out information, checking identifications, delivering ice and materials and more. 

To register as a vendor for the week-long event, email [email protected] To show off your prized classic automobile, register for the Friday night cruise by emailing [email protected] • (530) 226-0844