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Chaldean Jason Jarboe Drives the Cajon Classic Cruise
By Ray Yono :: Monday, July 7, 2008 :: 63815 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Business & Finance

California, USA – Chaldeans living in Detroit, Michigan may feel they are close to the heart of the automotive world.  If that is the case, then Chaldeans in El Cajon, California would rightly consider themselves the lungs; breathing air back into the passion of classic car ownership. 

For Jason Jarboe classic cars has been a passion since he sat in his father’s lap and held on a steering wheel. “My dad and I would watch the dream cruise every year.  When our family moved to California I was bummed out.  So instead of mope about missing cars I would hang out with friends and supe-up classic cars.  All the different auto shops formed a small network and together with other we pushed to start a car cruise in Cajon”

Jarboe has been helping to lead the Cajon Classic Cruise.  Now in their 8th season the Cajon Classic Cruise features a different theme each night of specialty vehicles, entertainment, car clubs, sidewalk vendors, free raffles, and the prestigious and coveted trophy presentation.  “We have oldies being played by city favorite Dr. DJ and All Around Mobile Music,” says Jarboe.

The cruise offers five months of theme based car spectacular showings.  Beginning in July and showcasing every month, but the month of November. Jarboe feels the weekly car theme is the key to the success of the cruise.   “We will run every Wednesday in July, August, and September and then once in October for Halloween and December for Christmas.  This is a family friendly event that everyone can enjoy.”

The East County Gazette will publish photos of the weekly winners.  Winners and those who participate in the trophy presentation can visit the El Cajon information booth during the car show at Sulzfeld and Main the following week, to pick up their free photo, courtesy of professional photographer Pete Liebig.

Chaldean businesses interested in sponsorship or vending during the event can e-mail CarShow@chaldean.org

Fans can also show their support for the Cajon Classic Cruise by purchasing an authentic Cajon Classic Cruise hat.  The hat is only $15 and is on sale at the event, as well as online.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for Chaldeans to show their support of the Cajon Classic Cruise,” says Jarboe. 

The Cajon Classic Cruise themes

July 9  Monster Truck Mania
 
July 16  Off-Road Madness (East and West Main Streets closed)
 
July 23  NASCAR Upclose
 
July 30  Revisit the Horseless Carriage
 
August 6  National Night Out (East and West Main Streets closed)
 
August 13  Charger Steve's Starz Carz
 
August 20  Bike Night
 
August 27  Funny Car Frenzy
 
September 3  "T" Buckets Galore
 
September 10  British Invasion
 
September 17  Thunder on Main Featuring Nitro Burning Cackle Cars (East and West Main Streets closed)
 
September 24  Closing Night (East and West Main Streets closed)
 
October 29  Trunk or Treat (East and West Main Streets closed)
 
December 10  Parade of Lights

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.