The begging and pleading is complemented with colorful signs waved by energetic high school students in swimsuits. It is a scene that is familiar and hard for many to resist; especially if your car is dirty.
The Carmel High School Ambassador Show Choir Free Car Wash will once again make the motorized vehicles in our town shiny and sparkling clean. From 9 am to 4 pm on August 18th at the Carmel High School West Parking Lot, Ambassadors will clean and polish your car all while entertaining you with the sweet sounds of their latest competition set. Last year, the talented vocalists turned expert car washers de-grimed 270 cars. That is one car every 90 seconds! The singers will gladly wash anything and have done so, including RV’s, tow trucks, motorcycles and a fire truck. The Saturday in August tradition has been a routine for well over 15 years.
Technically, this major car washing event is absolutely FREE. That’s right, no admission fee. Your car will look like new and you will not be asked for your credit card. Whether by miracle or just due to good human nature, the Ambassador Show Choir seems to always end the day with more money in their coffers than they started with. Through the generosity of people with filthy cars, last year they netted north of $3700 dollars. By holding a FREE car wash, the Ambassadors walk away with enough money to pay for costumes and some travel expenses.
The kids do not undertake this project alone. The Ambassador Parent Club is famous for endless support. There is an unwritten rule as each new class of parents take their shot at supporting the kids by building and adding to what has come before. The goal is always to make better and achieve more while paying homage to the work and effort from parents who previously labored to set the bar high.
The high level of support from parents is not lost on the kids. Senior Ambassador Katie Camp said, “Everything that we achieve and every opportunity we have would not be possible without the help of the parents. They are incredibly supportive and our group would not be what it is without them.”
So, don’t forget to work the Free Car Wash in to your schedule this Saturday. Not only will you end up with a car looking almost as good as when you drove it off the lot, you will get the rare chance to keep them singing.