(Posted Aug. 4, 2023)
South Charleston American Legion Post 176 will hold its annual cruise-in from 4 to 8 pm. Aug. 19 at South Charleston Community Park.
As always, admission is free for spectators and cruise-in participants. All makes, models, and vintages of vehicles are welcome. The show attracted approximately 30 vehicles last year. In previous years, as many as 60 vehicles have participated.
“The weather wasn’t good last year,” said Sam Stucky, an associate member of Post 176 and South Charleston’s mayor. “It was only the second year in the 29 years we’ve been doing this that we had such bad weather. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate this year.”
South Charleston resident Tony Cooper will serve as DJ for the event, spinning tunes from the 1950s to today. Door prizes and a 50/50 drawing are planned, and the Legion will serve up pork chop dinners and more.
Dinners include a porkchop, baked beans, and choice of potato salad or macaroni salad. Customers also can order single porkchops with no sides. Hotdogs, chips, pop, and water also are on the menu.
Proceeds go to the Legion Post 176/Rick Woods scholarship fund which distributes $4,000 to $5,000 each year to graduating Southeastern High School students.
The car show is one of the Legion’s main fundraisers. The organization also holds a golf scramble in May, sells food during the South Charleston Heritage Days Festival in September, and holds a cookout during harvest season.
For more information, call Sam Stucky at (937) 727-9337.