There will be Mustang sightings in Manawa on Saturday, Aug. 4. These Mustangs won’t have four legs, though, they’ll have four wheels.
The Mustang Roundup will be taking place that day at the Manawa Masonic Center. Mustang Roundup will be a car show featuring only Mustangs. The rain date for the show is Sunday, Aug. 5.
Tom Squires, Worshipful Master of the Manawa Masonic Center #82, said the reason a Mustang-only show was decided on is the fact several members own Mustang cars.
“We decided to zero in on Mustangs because of when they came back in 2005,” Squires said. “Everybody seems to have them.”
He added that the event itself is meant to help bring more events to the Masonic Center.
“We are trying to bring awareness to the lodge and bring people to Manawa. It’s a nice community-type thing,” Squires said.
The event is also meant to help the Manawa Food Pantry. Squires said there is no charge for cars or spectators, as admission will be a canned, bottled or package of dry food, which will be donated to the Manawa Food Pantry. Admission will be $5 for those who don’t bring a food item to donate.
“All food items and money will go to the Manawa Food Pantry. It’s a fundraising event to help out the food pantry,” Squires said.
Squires said since this is the first time this show is being done, he isn’t sure how many cars will be on hand. He is hoping for enough to give out trophies for first, second and third place in 14 different categories. There could be Mustangs from their origin up until this year at the show.
“It will give people a good opportunity to see the evolution of the body styles,” Squires said.
Spectators and car owners will be doing the voting. They will receive a ballot when they enter the show grounds. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m.
Concessions will be available. There is also a car vendor area planned. And most importantly, car owners will be willing to talk with attendees about their cars and answer any questions they may have.