2017-07-13 / Front Page

Lions Club hold car show for 75th anniversary

By Sam Tunningley

FLUSHING – In honor of their 75th anniversary, the Flushing Lions Club will hold a car show in Riverview Park on July 22 – a first-time event for the city.

Craig Terryah, second vice president of the Flushing Lions Club, said the show is a fundraising effort for the club and its community projects. The registration fee for participants in $15, and Terryah said cars from all eras will be on display. Door prizes and trophies for the owners are also being handed out during the event, which starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Terryah, who shows cars on the side, said the city ordinance prohibiting right of way solicitations has put a dent in the club’s ability to collect donations, and the event should help compensate for the loss. The idea came from the Lennon Lions Club after the success of their own yearly car show.

“We’re thinking it’s going to be an annual thing,” said Terryah.

Members of the Lions Club will be grilling up some bratwurst and hot dogs for owners and attendees throughout the day.

The Flushing Lions Club brought the circus to the community last year, and regularly cart their concession stand to city events, including Concerts in the Park and Art in the Park. This April, they held a chocolate bunny sale at Bueche’s to raise money.

A few of the community efforts committed by the club include constructing a playground and pavilions in Riverview Park, laying down a walkway connecting the Riverview and supporting the Flushing Christian Outreach Center.

For more information on the show, contact Craig Terryah at 810-845-0064 or check the Flushing Lions Club Facebook page. Riverview Park is located at 230 S. Cherry Street in Flushing.

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