By Annie KWON
On Saturday, hundreds of cars lined up across Ramsdell and Community avenues for the Crescenta Valley High School music department’s first car wash fundraiser of the school year. Around 150 students from the CVHS music department volunteered to wash the cars. Proceeds from the event, which was managed mostly by parents, will benefit the Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music Foundation. The funds are dedicated to buying new instruments for the music department, paying for festival attendance of student music performers and covering the expenses of trips across the state.
A variety of special equipment was used to hose down each car that had at least five people cleaning it. Payment for the top of the line service was only $5. Though considered work, students seemed to be enjoying themselves on the hot day. As cars waited on the streets to enter the parking lot, jazz band members walked around each car, expressing their gratitude and enthusiasm by playing their saxophones.
“Our goal was the give the kids a chance to have fun … to get them involved so that they feel like they’re in the program in a bigger way,” said parent volunteer and the fundraising event’s manager Craig Wilson.
Future events include a barbecue night at Crescenta Valley High School in March sponsored by the Korean Club at CV and another car wash in the spring.