Pinellas News

Tarpon High promoting fundraising events

TARPON SPRINGS — The campus of Tarpon Springs High School will the rumbling next weekend.

A pair of automobile-themed fundraising events pull into town on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Tarpon Springs-based Karl Flammer Ford is presenting one of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School programs and an antique car show is expected to attract a wide assortment of classic vehicles for display.

Both events begin at 10 a.m. and go to benefit various school functions and activities, such as the Jacobson Culinary Academy, athletics department, academic enrichment programs and veterinary science program.

Drive One 4 UR School is a national program that allows the public to come to the school and test drive as many Ford vehicles as desired for free. There is no obligation and volunteers ask each driver to designate what program they’d like to designate to receive money donated by Ford to the school.

The car show is a judged event and the $25-per-car registration remains open for more vehicles. The show is broken up into 12 specific classes of cars, ranging from antique to modern muscle.

The day’s events are scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and are all free to attend. Also on site will be a $10 dog wash operated by the veterinary science program, a barbecue prepared by Jacobson Culinary Academy students and other concession selections.

For more information regarding next Saturday’s events, contact Kris Toscani at (727) 943-4900, ext. 2108, or

(727) 815-1071