If you live in a small town in East River South Dakota, you're Catholic and you have a priest in your little parish, you probably already know how lucky you are. Other communities are not.

But to keep these small parishes open and thriving means supporting the seminarians who will become their spiritual leaders. The Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese is fortunate to have large numbers of these young men who have been called to this vocation.

However, educating each one costs around $40,000 and no one is ever turned away because they can't afford it. This is where the Holy Smoke Car Show comes in! For the second year-in-a-row, the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese Vocation Office and the Sioux Falls Area Knights of Columbus have teamed up to put on this truly unique event.

The Holy Smoke Car Show is an all-day fun, family event on Saturday, July 22 from 9 AM to 9 PM. Registration for the Cathedral Cruise (aka Poker Run) is from 8:30 to 9:15 AM, at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Duluth Avenue, with the cruise starting at 9:30 AM and ending around 10 AM in the O'Gorman High School parking lot, where the rest of the day's activities happen.

Registration for the car show is from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in O'Gorman's parking lot with all kinds of activities going on (besides the car show) throughout the day including music, lunch, ($7 Look's Meat Market Burgers, chips, drink and cookie) a Seminarian Trike show, (that sounds wacky!) a Fun Zone for kids, a delicious pulled pork dinner ($10, but kids 6 and under are free-yup they'll be roasting whole pigs on-site throughout the day) and more!

Attending the car show is absolutely free, except for your lunch and/or dinner purchase. You can also pre-register your vehicle, online at many different price points, right now. For more information call the Vocations Office at 605-988-3772.

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