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Chaldean Jason Jarboe Drives the Cajon Classic Cruise
By Ray Yono :: Monday, July 7, 2008 :: 48181 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

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.