Warrior Fest returning to RLC Sept. 19

INA, Ill. (Aug. 20, 2015) – Plans are in the works for Rend Lake College’s second Warrior Fest, set to hit the Ina campus from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. This year’s event will feature a car show, flea market, and tons of children’s events across the Ina campus.

Flea Market

Details are being finalized for nearly 30 activities, including the return of some popular attractions. One of those attractions is the flea market and vendor fair in the west parking lot. Craft and flea market vendors can now register for the event. Registration forms can also be picked up at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon.

Spots at the flea market are $10 each for a 12-by-12 foot space. The flea market will end at 2 p.m. For more information about the flea market, contact Whitney Schulte at 618-244-9525, Ext. 2000 or .

Children’s Activities

A handful of special activities for children are being planned for Warrior Fest. The popular Big Truck Day will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the RLC Foundation Children’s Center in the west parking lot. Many big trucks, plus some heavy equipment and machinery, are already expected to attend.

WarriorFestPumpkinPainting wPumpkin painting was a big draw for the young and the young at heart during Warrior Fest last year. Plenty of children's activities are scheduled for this year's event, including Big Truck Day. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

During Big Truck Day, parents of students who attend the Children’s Center will also have a great opportunity to meet the center’s teachers and staff, and pre-register for child care in the spring. A silent auction will fill the hallways of the Children’s Center and door prizes will be available for those in attendance. The RLCF Children’s Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for more than a decade.

Also confirmed for children’s activities include dental checks by Dental Safari and safety seat checks by Project CHILD. For additional information about the children’s events or Big Truck Day, contact Rene Crouse at 618-437-5321, Ext. 7627 or .

Car Show

Back by popular demand, the Car Show will begin with registration from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and judging starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be a 3 p.m. trophy presentation near the registration table, plus door prizes and event T-shirts for $10. Photos of the car and owners will be taken by RLC between 10 a.m. and noon.

WarriorFestCarShow1 wOver 100 participants in the Car Show gathered around the RLC clock tower during last year's Warrior Fest. This year, the event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and ends with a trophy presentation at 3 p.m. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Participants will be eligible to win one of several awards: Best of Show, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Street Rod, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Motor, Best Rat Rod, Best Orphan, Best Truck, Best Sports Car, Top Five from 1995 and newer, Top 15 from 1975 to 1994, and Top 25 from 1974 and older.

New to the Car Show this year are award categories for motorcycle entrants. Awards include Top Eight Motorcycles, Best American Motorcycle, Best Asian Motorcycle, Best European Motorcycle, and Best Custom Motorcycle.

For more information about the car show, contact Nigel Thompson at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1806 or .

Other Activities

Additional events and happenings are being planned for Warrior Fest, including a scholarship giveaway by the RLC Foundation, chair massages by the RLC Therapeutic Massage program, hand massages by Studio RLC, concessions by the RLC Culinary Arts Club, a gaming party, and much more. More details about Warrior Fest will be provided soon.

For more information about Warrior Fest, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or 1367.

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