Some local grannies are gearing up to clean up area cars and trucks in support of a good cause.
Soapy water buckets, wash mitts and spray wands are all ready for the Grannies à Gogo Car Wash on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Autoplex, 4607 – 29th St., behind Watkin Motors.
In the movie Car Wash, Rose Royce sings: “There ain’t no tellin’ who you might meet, at the car wash, workin’ at the car wash, girl.”
In fact, there will be a crew of girls – grannies, that is – sponsored and assisted by Watkin Motors, working up a lather on dirty cars. All proceeds go directly to South African ‘gogos’ (Zulu for ‘grandmothers’) who are caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.
These energetic women will carefully hand wash the vehicles at two separate stations for $15/car.
A table of Grannies’ handicrafts, baking and preserves will be set up for customers to peruse while their cars are being cleaned. Browsers are welcome.
“It has been a muddy winter and we’re calling all dirty cars to come clean in support of disadvantaged African gogos,” said Susan Fenner.