Newly relocated to 5101 Twin Towers Blvd., Adinvita Private School will host a car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11.
The school was previously located at 619 N. Grant Ave.
Amanda Tijerina, who co-founded the school with Linda Subia, said the show will also include a drawing for a 1972 C-10 pickup truck. Funds raised will go back into the school, including a playground for the kids.
Subia won the truck last year and the single-cab pickup has garnered a lot of interest.
They are still taking entries for the car show. There will be vendors selling items like nachos, pickles and other food items. There will also be music.
Admission to the car show is free. If you want to enter a car, it’s $30 and for vendors it’s $50. They will showcase classic, vintage, sports and exotic cars, trucks and motorcycles.
“We just want the community out here having a good time. It’s a family event,” Tijerina said.
The car show is a good chance to get people out to the school.
“That’s another reason why we wanted to do it, to let the community know that we’re at our new location. We had a Halloween trunk or treat a couple days ago, and it brought a lot of the community here. That way they know that there’s a school here now,” Tijerina said Nov. 1.
The school’s new spot is where Smith’s Shoes used to be. Smith’s is now at 2215 Midland Drive, Suite 5A, in Midland.
The building Adinvita occupies encloses 8,000 square feet and is very open. It has a library, spirit store, a pantry, classroom space, a music room and office space.
“We looked at several locations and this one was the best. It’s the one that fit our needs the most and we could plan out … where each classroom was going to be and everything. It was pretty easy,” Tijerina said.
They looked at several different places before deciding on this one. They looked on the west side and downtown where they were.
“There’s not enough space there for like parking and things like that,” she said of downtown locations.
“We wanted a place where we could eventually have a playground and we could expand,” she added.
Tickets are still on sale for the raffle and they are $10. You can buy them in person or online, submit your information and it will send you ticket numbers.
Subia said they are enjoying their new space a lot. Adinvita started classes a little late this year as renovations needed to be done, but they have been there since the beginning of October.
“It’s so different. We don’t have to climb stairs … Just the spirit of the kids, it’s so amazing. It’s good to have something of our own. Something that we don’t have to share,” Subia said.
They also like the new location because there are families nearby.
“We had our trunk or treat this past weekend and it was a big success. We got to have it in our parking lot, which was nice. We have all these surrounding communities like the apartments and then the neighborhoods over here, so it’s nice. We like to see families around us and to build a community. It’s just different. It’s just a different feeling,” Subia said.
The school, with its new location, has also drawn interest from parents.
“A lot more people are driving by and they’re coming in. They want to know what kind of school we are,” Subia said. “We’ve had a lot of interest this school year.”
This is the sixth year Adinvita has been in existence and it started with six students. It now has 48 students in grades pre-K 3 through eight. Subia added that parents would like to have Adinvita all the way through high school.
“It’s in our five-year plan, hopefully, to maybe purchase some land and then build after that and then maybe keep this building as … an elementary area and then to build for (a) high school,” Subia said.