Community Involvement

VSP car show raises funds to honor fallen

Two prison wardens, one recently retired, at the VSP car show.
Acting Warden M. McVay and recently retired Warden L. Bird at the car show.

Valley State Prison (VSP) recently hosted its second Car Show as a way to raise money to honor fallen staff.

Attendees were able to purchase food from local food vendors, bid on silent auction items and vote for their favorite car. Money raised through the event was used to pay for the engraving of VSP’s Staff Memorial Wall, a tribute to VSP staff who recently passed away. 

Friends, retired staff, and family members of staff who have passed, were present during the emotional unveiling of the newly engraved Staff Memorial.

Sgt. D. Huckabay, event organizer, said it’s all about honoring those who’ve passed away.

“I just wanted to pay tribute and honor all our fallen brothers and sisters,” Huckabay said.

VSP administrative staff thanked Sgt. Huckabay, Associate Warden C. Huckabay, the Community Resource Office and Employee Relations Office for their hard work in planning and organizing the entire event. 

A silent auction was also held with attendees bidding on everything from a jar of olives to a wine-barrel dog bed and a corn hole set.

VSP Car Show Winners

  • Favorite Car: Supervisor of Academic Instruction Martin Connolly, 1972 Red Austin Mini
  • Favorite Truck: Retired Lt. Tony Martinez, Chevy Truck
  • Favorite Motorcycle: Ignacio Mendoza from CCWF, 2006 Harley Street Glide
  • Best in Show: CCI Dan Rasmussen, 2022 White Chevy Corvette

Submitted by Lt. H. Gastelum

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