By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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The Port Angeles chapter of the fraternal organization DeMolay International will host a Broncos car bash in the parking lot of Rite Aid Pharmacy, 621 S. Lincoln St., from noon to 4 p.m., said Skip Hutchison, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.
The event comes a day before the Seattle Seahawks are set to take on the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J., in the Seahawks' second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
First the windows
Seahawks fans can bid on the right to smash each of the windows of the 1986 Ford Aerostar van starting at noon, Hutchison said.
Afterward, two hits to the body of the van will go for $5, and three hits will go for $7, he added.
Organizers likely will provide a small hammer, a large hammer and a baseball bat as weapons of choice, Hutchison said.
Skittles, “Hawk” dogs and blue and green drinks, such as Gatorade and Mountain Dew, will be on sale, he said.
“There might even be some Orange Crush,” he said with a chuckle.
All the proceeds will go to the local chapter of DeMolay International, a membership group for boys and young men between 12 and 21 years old dedicated to preparing them to lead productive lives through community service, Hutchison said.
Hutchison, an adviser for the chapter, said members are tasked with doing public service and organizing fundraisers for community programs.
This weekend's car bash is aimed at helping fund the chapter's “Read for Ride” effort in Port Angeles' six elementary and middle schools.
“And boys, they always want to have a car bash; we never have before,” Hutchison said.
“I thought, 'We've got the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, so this might actually be a good time to do this.'”
Through the Read for Ride program, elementary and middle school students can write a report on a book they've read during the semester in exchange for a chance to win a bicycle donated by the DeMolay chapter, Hutchison said.
He said organizing the car bash was a team effort among family, friends, DeMolay members and multiple area businesses who have donated paint, food and other items.
“We've done this all basically in a week's time,” he said.
As for Hutchison's thoughts on the Seahawks' chances this Sunday?
“It's got to be ours this time,” he said.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.