The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


August 12, 2011

Car Show next week

TARBORO — If the truth be told, the Edgecombe County Veterans Museum will try about anything to raise money toward the renovation of the Colonial Theater.

That's why the museum's board of directors agreed to sponsor a car show next Saturday, Aug. 20 hosted by the Heaven-Bound Custom Car Club and the Resurrection Riders motorcycle group, both of Tarboro.

The show will be in the town parking lot next to the Colonial Theater.

"That's what we do," said Ellis Cullifer one of the club's 25 members and active member of the Vets Museum. "We do charity work. We go out and do car shows and raise funds."

And the retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant thinks next week's show is shaping up very nicely, thank  you.

"We're getting calls from Raleigh, Goldsboro, little Washington ...," Cullifer said. "At least three motorcycle clubs are planning on participating.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Judging will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The show opens at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Admission is free, but there will be donation boxes available. The entry fee is $20 per vehicle or bike.

Handsome trophies will be awarded for the Best MOPAR, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best of Show, Motorcycles first, second and third  place, Top 40 and Top Import.

A disc jockey will spin tunes. Hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones will be for sale. No alcoholic beverages or loud music will be allowed.

All proceeds after expenses will go toward the renovation of the Colonial Theater.

The Colonial Theater building is owned by the Veterans Museum. The building, circa 1919, is the site of the mural depicting America’s wars over time.

Restoration continues on an on-going basis as additional funds are raised. It is estimated an additional $750,000 must be raised to complete the renovation.

The rain date is Saturday, Aug. 27.

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