Car Wash Fund Raiser

Location: Mansfield, Ohio

Date: May 9, 1981

In order to raise funds for the mission trip to Caballona, Mansfield Christian School staged a Guinness World Records breaking car wash. They washed 3,517 cars in one day at the Mansfield Square Shopping Center and raised over $60,000. The car wash was preceded by a bon-fire and pep rally at Mansfield Christian School the evening before.

View an article about the car wash published in The Quiet Miracle in 1982.

The bon-fire and pep rally at Mansfield Christian School

Advertisement billboard on a pickup that circulated in the area
Car wash headquarters in the foreground
Cars were washed in 7 lanes at once, the water supply system was designed by local firefighters
Coach Swagerty, Carl Key, Jim Stierhoff, Dave McQuate with the total at the end of the day