ON THE ROAD AGAIN CLASSICS
SIXTH ANNUAL BRITISH FALL CLASSIC
This Morgan Hill car show features automobiles produced in Great Britain,
including Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Lotus, MG’s, Rolls Royce,
Bentley, Morgan, Triumph, Race cars and more. There were about 140 cars
plus stories, great weather and young kids having a good time. This year, a
new addition, featuring a “youth judging” panel was sponsored by Hagerty
Classic Car Insurance. A highlight to the day was having them present a
special ribbon to their chosen winners. On the Road Again Classics, the host
of the British Fall Classic, would like to thank the event sponsors: Ladera
Grill, Heritage Bank, Guglielmo Winery and Hagerty Classic Car Insurance for
making this event a huge success. All proceeds are donated to local charities.
Photo provided by British Fall Classic
FOURTH ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL
In September, CARAS (Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy and Services)
hosted the 4th Annual Tamale Festival in Downtown Gilroy. There were over 60
vendors, including 13 tamale vendors and a kid’s zone. Two stages provided
continuous entertainment. Over 60 cars participated in the car show. This year
the area was extended from 3rd Street to 6th Street. Attendance was estimated
at over 15,000 people. CARAS is a 501c3 organization based in Gilroy. CARAS
was started six years ago by ten community-minded activists in Gilroy. The money
raised at the Tamale Festival goes towards day to day expenses and supports
other cultural events such as Dia de Los Muertos, Cesar Chavez Breakfast and
Community Champions Dinner Awards. CARAS has secured grants to work with
youth in social justice, advocacy, foster youth advocates including Youth at
Advance Path and the Mt. Madonna Joven Noble Program.
ST. JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTER
Each year around Halloween, Janie Mardesich invites her
friends and family to a Ghouls Night Out complete with
fiendish fun, fuel, food and frivolity. Guests are asked to
bring an unwrapped, unique item called a “Shoveunda”
— meaning an item that is so useless or hideous that you
may have shoved it under the bed long ago — for a mean
spirited auction. All proceeds from the auction benefit St.
Joseph’s Family Center. Mardesich has been hosting this
event for over 13 years. This year, some 45 women attended
the event and over $5,000 was raised for the center.
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN
Largest bid of the night came from Ellen Sargenti —$200 for this beautiful stole
with the tags still attached but Janie Mardesich couldn’t get any bids on this
lovely mask — off to Goodwill it goes.