Nearly 1,000 people from across Yolo County attended Saturday’s Friends of the Yolo Branch Library and the Yolo County Library’s Classic Car and Truck Show in Yolo.
Meg Sheldon, who hosted the event, said she was delighted to host the event after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m thrilled to be able to come back and do this for the community again and that everything benefits the Yolo Branch Library,” Sheldon said. “All proceeds from this event and everything the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library do. It’s all about supporting activities and services and materials to make this library the best it can be.”
The Yolo Branch Library – located at 37750 Sacramento St. in Yolo – serves the communities of Yolo, Zamora, Dunnigan and the surrounding areas.
Sheldon noted that the last auto show the nonprofit held raised about $9,000 for the library and believes this event will bring in more.
“We have more cars, more people, but you know, that’s only part of it,” she argued. “Just as important is bringing the community together and creating a really fun and family-friendly free event.”
Sheldon believes the event was a great opportunity to help the community understand more about the library and what it has to offer. In addition, she highlighted the library’s outreach libraries by providing free books to families attending the event.
“They work individually, talking to each child and parent about what they want to read and showing them some possibilities,” she explained. “So they pick a special book — or more — for them… and that’s what we love about this event.”
To learn more about the nonprofit, visit friendsofyololibrary.org.
More than 130 classic cars and trucks were in attendance, including a 1963 Studabaker owned by Knight’s Landing resident Shawn Cline.
“That car is documented as one of 273 made with the supercharger in 1963,” Cline explained. “I’ve redone everything mechanically, from the gas tank to the radiator, and it’s what they call a surviving car. It’s pretty special to me in more ways than one.”
Cline said the event was a great opportunity for car people to come together and show appreciation.
“There’s nothing like it because car people are a completely different clique,” he added. “They’re all on the same page, they’re all respectful, and they just love interacting and talking about cars.”
Several stands of local organizations and vendors attended the event, selling handmade purses, clothing, plants or offering valuable information and resources to the community.
Lana Reveles, president of the Cacheville Community Service District – which provides water services, attended the event to promote the importance of saving water during a severe drought.
“Our message is that people need to conserve water, so we created magnets that they can place on their refrigerators so they know when to water and when not to,” Reveles noted.
In addition, Reveles and her team gave attendees background information and data comparing previous droughts to the current drought to show why water conservation needs to be done.
“If you look at the water levels, you can see a big difference in how low the water is, as opposed to someone just using the water and not seeing what the graph says,” she argued. “I mean, it really makes a difference.”