(Posted Aug. 2, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The South Charleston American Legion Post 176 cruise-in is returning to its roots.
After two years at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot, the car show is back on its usual stomping grounds at South Charleston Community Park. The event is set for 4-8 p.m. Aug. 20.
“We’re going back home to the park where this all started 28 years ago. We’re excited about that and hope people join us in picking up where we left off,” said Sam Stucky, an associate member of Post 176 and South Charleston’s mayor.
The cruise-in took place at the church parking lot in 2020 and 2021 when parks were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stucky said Post 176 appreciates Pastor Aaron White and his congregation for providing facilities for the event in those years.
As always, admission is free for spectators and cruise-in participants. All makes, models and vintages of vehicles are welcome. The show attracted approximately 55 cars last 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 be serving up pork chop dinners and more.
The dinners are $7 and include a porkchop, baked beans, and choice of potato salad or macaroni salad. A single porkchop without sides is $5. 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.