Dixie Car Club

Benton, Arkansas car club

October 2016 – Second Newsletter

Dixie Car Club Newsletter
October, 2016

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Place: Western Sizzlin’, Benton, AR
Time: 6:00 p.m. Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Meeting Highlights:

The Dixie Car Club met for the October meeting on Thurs., Sept. 29 at Western Sizzlin’ due to needed final Car Show preparations. The show was held on Saturday, October 1.

President David Huett welcomed 27 members and 1 guest. Welcome new members: John L and Carol Shelton of Bryant, Tammy Schmidt of Benton, Butch & Pam Thompson of Sheridan, Michael Willoughby of Benton, James Beckwith of Benton, Steve Forizs of Benton, James Webb of Benton, and Luke Nichols of Benton.

Several of our Club members are experiencing difficult times lately. We would like to offer our condolences to Robert Vest in the passing of his mother as well as Johnny McMahan in the passing of his son Jorre. We would like to send out get well wishes to Margie Wade and Roger Montgomery.

Last month’s outing was hosted by Kenneth Hunter. We traveled to Little Fir Landing at Lake Ouachita. There was plenty of good food and boat rides on the lake.

This month’s outing is hosted by Bill and Fairy McMahan. On Saturday, October 22, we will meet at the Human Resource Complex on Hwy 35, Benton, at 10:30 a.m. We will travel to Sheridan. On the way, we will stop and visit the World War II Memorial of the aircraft that went down in the woods off Hwy 35 killing seven servicemen. There is a replica of the plane at the memorial. This is a new memorial and is very interesting. Next, we will travel on to Sheridan and visit the Grant County Museum; one of a kind in Arkansas. If you have not visited this museum, you will like the experience very much. We will have lunch at about 1:00 p.m. We will have lunch at Uncle Henry’s. He has good BBQ, hamburgers, plate lunches, etc.

Dustin Parsons, who was this years’ Old Fashioned Day Coordinator, invited us to participate in the festivities.

The rest of the meeting involved last minute preparations for the Car Show. We had great weather for the Show. Eighty-Six cars registered. Everything ran smoothly. The show was a success. We would like to thank the Central Arkansas Mustangers for donating door prizes for this year’s show. Following the show, the Benton Chamber of Commerce gathered club members and their cars for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as the Club is now a member of the Chamber.

Bill Newsam has a contact that has a T-Bucket and Volkswagon for sale. If interested, please contact Bill.

Food Bank collected $48.

Upcoming Shows:
October 22: Car Show at the Arktoberfest Arkadelphia Arkansas Festival and Catfish Cook Off. 100 pt. judging-Paved parking-Tents welcome-Car Club Challenge-Split the Pot-Trophies. Time is 9:00-2:00. Entry Fee of $20. This is located in downtown Arkadelphia. Visit them at their website: http://arktoberfest.org.

November 12: Car and Bike Show – LRAFB Month of the Military Family. Time is 10:00-1:00. 940 Arnold Dr., LRAFT, AR 72099. Vehicle Admission is free and space is limited. YOU MUST REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 1. For Application and details contact Arthur Richards at arthur.richards@us.af.mil You may also contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 501-987-2667 for more information.

P.O. BOX 2093
BENTON, AR 72018-2093

Website: www.dixiecar.club

Shane Shelton
Editor, Dixie Car Club Newsletter.

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