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AHS Bands wash cars Sept. 28

ARLINGTON — The Arlington High School Bands will conduct their 17th annual Car Wash-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The parking lot in front of the AHS gymnasium, at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. in Arlington, will serve as the site for the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students will collect donation pledges for the total numbers of cars they can wash that day, up to a maximum of 150. There's no charge for the car wash itself, but anyone who wishes to make a donation may do so at the event.

Car washing stations will be set up on the stretch of pavement in front of the gym, with cars lining up in the loop around the parking lot for the next available station. Students will be assigned to wash cars, scrub wheels, fill soap buckets, rinse and run fresh supplies to each station.

Each year, students of the AHS bands organize this event to raise funds for new band instruments and travel expenses. They've described it as a positive team-building experience with their fellow band members and director John Grabowski.

The AHS Band Boosters will also be running a bake sale at this time.

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