Dixie Car Club

Benton, Arkansas car club

October 2018 – Newsletter

The Dixie Car Club met at Western Sizzlin in Benton on Thursday October 4th.  President Shane Shelton welcomed about 29 members.

Our next meeting will be the first of November at Western Sizzlin  6:00 P.M to 7:00 PM to eat and the meeting begins at 7:00 to 8:00.

Most of the meeting dealt with putting the final touches on the car show.  The show was held on October 6th at the Saline County Fair Grounds.  Because of the show final show preparations, there wasn’t very many other topics discussed.  Due to this the news letter is a bit short this month.

Rob Perlinger (with the yellow street rod) did report on the September outing held at the Handel Bar and Grill at Rodney’s Cycle Shop on I-30 and University Avenue.  The event was attended by about 10 to 12 members and about 3 to 4 old cars were driven.

Most of the time the car show serves as the October outing so there isn’t an outing scheduled for the rest of the month.

Thanks to many club members the car show was a big success. There were 79 cars register this year with about 12 of those being members cars for display only. The final count of funds raised for our charities will be reported at the November meeting.  Again THANK YOU to all who served to make this whole thing go smoothly. 

The Benton Christmas Parade is Monday December the third.  We will line up as usual on Maple Street across from C.W. Lewis Stadium and Main Street.  Prepare to arrive at 5:00 with parade starting at 6:00.  If this information isn’t correct, it will be discussed at the November meeting.

Elisabeth Shelton is checking into catering for the club Christmas party.  She will be checking to see if Riverside Grocery will cater the event.  They provide fried catfish, chicken, shrimp and hush puppies. She will have a follow up at the November meeting.  Please take notice that the Christmas party will be on December the 5th at 6:00 which is a Wednesday and not on our regular Thursday night meeting time.  It will be held at the Gene Moss building located in Tyndall Park in Benton.

Dad’s Old Car show is November the 4th at Fort Roots VA Hospital starting at 1:00. The Arkansas Pontiac Association is now the host club. In the past the hospital personnel have request participants to bring caps and magazines for the patients. Since most of the patients don’t get to go out doors very much, the caps are needed to prevent sun and wind burns.  There is no entry fee.  Please come out and support the men and women who have served and protected the citizens of our country!

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