Dixie Car Club

Benton, Arkansas car club

May 2016 – Newsletter

Ron Wood presented the club with a $1000.00 sponsorship from Ashley Furniture Company.
Todd Overton announced that he had received confirmation of the Everett sponsorship of $1000.00

Old Business:
Jim Shipps reported on the April outing to East End Cafe which turned out to be a birthday celebration for him as well!  The outing was well attended with about 30 people in attendance.  There were 6 antiques out that day.

New Business:
Amy McCormick from the Benton Chamber of Commerce presented an invitation to the club to participate in the Saline County Business Expo on May 18th.  This is the 3rd year for the Expo.  They typically have about 60 companies represented as well as about 600+ visitors.  The event is free to the public.  If you would like to show your car that day please be at the Benton Event Center between 9:30 & 10:00.  You do not have to stay all day but they would like for you to stay for at least part of the afternoon.  Lunch is available on site through their fundraising event “Hook, Line & Chicken” from 11-1 for a cost 12.50.

May’s outing will be hosted by The Birch’s.  They will be taking us to Riviera Maya at the Otter Creek exit on Saturday May 14th.  The group will leave the Chicken Express parking lot in Benton at 1:00.

Cheryl Overton announced that the group has been invited to participate in a car show at Abes Old Feedhouse on Highway 5 to honor the Benton & Bryant Police Departments.  The customers will have the opportunity to vote on a People’s Choice.  1 FREE BUFFET will be given for EACH CAR that is shown.  You MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by calling Tina @ 501-517-8262.  The event starts at 11

Danny Chandler showed off the club’s new website.  You may view the website at DIXIECAR.CLUB   The site is a great way to communicate upcoming events through the online calendar as well as present an opportunity to tell about our club and show off our cars!  If you would like to have your car featured on the website, please email the picture and the info about the car to Danny Chandler at dkchandler@gmail.com or Lisa Ramsey at ramseytire@yahoo.com, bring it to the next meeting, or add it to our Facebook page.

Lisa Ramsey reminded everyone about our upcoming fundraiser at Chick-fil-a on Tuesday, May 10th from 5-8.  We do have parking for the show cars available at the front of the restaurant.  Please invite family and friends to come out and join us to raise money for the kids of Saline County.  YOU MUST SAY YOU ARE WITH OUR GROUP IN ORDER FOR US TO GET CREDIT!
Bill Newsam announced that we would start cruising again after the meetings beginning in June.  Get those vehicles out and join.

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