High River's annual Show & Shine gave out thousands of dollars to local charities on Monday night.

The Show and Shine was renamed this year as the 1st annual Brian Chipchase Sr. Memorial Show & Shine and is run by the River City Classics car club.

And local charity Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society accepted the biggest cheque of the night, $11,500 as they were the group that took on the heavy load of organizing and volunteering time and people in their efforts for the Show & Shine.

Club president Ray Bouillet says the Show & Shine really filled up the downtown and George Lane Park.

"We're super happy with the turnout, not only with the cars and of course the spectators, we estimate there was between four and six thousand people."  He also says what it's really all about is supporting the community and each other.

"A lot of these charities and a lot of these non-profits support us so we're just giving back. We're giving back to the community. That's what it's all about. You know the community helps us so we're just helping everybody else out."

Other charities that also picked up cheques are the High River United Way Partnership, High River Handi-Bus, Call of the West Museum, Museum of the Highwood, High River District Health Care Foundation and Food for Thought.

All the groups accepting cheques were very grateful and knew exactly how and where the money was going to be put to good use in our community.