Woodbury Lions 35th Annual Car Show To Take Place June 2
The Woodbury Lions Club has announced that their 35th Annual Antique Auto Show will take place on June 2, 2013 at Hollow Park in Woodbury, CT, to raise money for their scholarship fund. This fundraiser, which traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of June, attracts over 400 antique and show cars from around the Northeast.
Cars can begin to enter for judging at 9 am, with the first three hundred entries receiving a free dashboard plaque for their car. Everyone else will be admitted starting at 10 am. Admission price is $15 per car, $5 per person, children $1 with those under 10, free. Judging begins at Noon, with trophies being presented at 3pm.
First staged in 1978, the annual car show has grown to into one of the premier events for classic car collectors , being named the “#1 Car Show” by the readers of Connecticut Cruise News magazine. Along with hundreds of antique, stock and custom classic cars, sports cars and hot rods entered into judging for the best of their class, the Car Show features displays by local car dealerships, vendors and food and beverage tents serving hamburgers, hot dogs, pop corn and cotton candy. A DJ plays “cruise music” all day.
Founded in 1936, the Woodbury Lions Club primary mission is to bring together service-minded people for philanthropic endeavors in their their community through fund raising and projects conducted throughout the year. Some of the most notable accomplishments of the club in the past seventy-five years have been their Scrap Drive during World War II, spearheading the effort to establish the swimming pond at Hollow Park in 1968, the design and construction of the pavilion at Hollow Park in 1985 (dedicated in 2010 to the memory of the architect and past club president Lion Robert P. Keating), construction of the bandstand on the North Green, dedicated to the memory of composer and Woodbury resident LeRoy Anderson in 1986, and donating the cost of training one guide dog to FIDELCO, $20,000, in 2007. The Woodbury Lions also supports other sight and hearing related causes, collects used eyeglasses for those in need, helps support the Lions Eye Research Center at Yale University and provides local sight and hearing screenings at various time throughout the year. In 1992, the Woodbury Lions Club Foundation was established to provide scholarships to local students; over $150,000 has been given out in the past ten years alone.
There are also less obvious contributions to the community that the Lions make each year. The flags hanging along Main Street in Woodbury from Memorial Day through Veteran’s Day, and the luminaria that line the same street on Christmas Eve are both Lion Club projects. The many benches found throughout town are placed in memory of past Lions Club members who have passed away. Woodbury Community Services, as well as other local charities, receive donations from the Woodbury Lions throughout the year.
Besides the car show, the Woodbury Lions Club holds two other major fundraisers each year. The annual Haunted Hayride started in 1991 and provides a scream-packed ride through cemeteries, forlorn fields and a spooky barn, inhabited by werewolves, ghosts and other ghouls. The Duck Race Raffle, the newest fundraiser for sight and hearing-related causes, started in 2010 and launches thousands of yellow rubber ducks into a local river. The first to navigate all the hazards, keep from getting trapped along the riverbank and cross the finish line winning a prize for its “owner”. Tickets will be on sale at the Car Show for $5 each or $50 for a book of 10.
The winner of the 2012 "Light Up Woodbury" contest has been announced. Look for the winner on our homepage.
A Donor has come forward to match all entry fees from our "Light Up Woodbury". That means, your $10 is actually worth $20 to us, to help fund our work in the community.
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