Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and more.
The event is a fundraiser for the club's annual charity. This year, the funds raised will go to Parker Harrill, 9, who suffers from hypoxic brain injury, which is caused when oxygen supply to the brain is disrupted, said member Gary Oglesby.
Harrill "has multiple fractures in his arms and legs and has little range of motion," Olglesby said. He receives speech, physical and occupational therapy, has a gastrostomy tube for feeding and takes medicines to prevent seizures, he said.
The event also will benefit Team Irelynn, which is committed to finding a cure for Diamond-Blackfan anemia, he said.
Oglesby said there will be cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles, with trophies for the top 50 entries, as well as other specialty trophies. The event begins at 8 a.m., with registration lasting until 11 a.m., and awards will be given at 3 p.m., he said.
Door prizes will be given from 1-3 p.m., with valve-cover races at 2 p.m., Oglesby said. There will be dash plaques given to the first 100 cars entered, a car corral featuring vehicles for sale, a silent raffle, a 50/50 cash drawing and a $1,000 cash drawing for participants in the show.
Registration for the day for car show participants is $20. Car corral entries are $10 each, and the valve-cover race entry fee is $10.
Previous car shows have averaged more than 225 vehicles each year for the nonprofit Christian group, Oglesby said.