Lions Club 4th Annual Car Show by: Emily Rogers


The Heard County Lions Club held its fourth annual car show on October 12 on the historic Franklin Square.  Entrants and spectators were rewarded with vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  Musical entertainment by Heard County native, Ricky Gore provided amusement and joy throughout the show.  Local artists displayed and sold pieces of their art ranging from beautiful paintings, mosaics, pottery, welded art, and even a quite creative replication of Elvis Presley.  Works from Debbie McNeil, R.L. Hughey, Julie Pope, Sherry Williams, Beth Burgoon, Charlie Rennpage, Dianne Callahan, Rebecca Jordan, Jane Lipham, Linda Dailey, and Jennifer Marshall were highlighted.

The Lions Club would like to thank all of the 42 individuals who brought their vehicles to the show.  All were interesting conversation pieces for the community with their bright colors and exciting authentic body work.  In addition, the Lions Club would like to show its appreciation for the sponsors who made the day possible.  The $500 sponsor, Southwire Company, has been selfless and extremely supportive in their contributions to the Club for many years.  We would like to thank our $200 sponsor, Tanner Health System.  We would also like to thank all of our $100 sponsors, most of whom have supported our Club for many many years.  They are:  Franklin First Baptist Church, Franklin Pharmacy, Heard County Board of Commissioners, Heard County Sherriff Ross Henry and Staff, Heritage Health Care of Franklin, Jiffy Glass, Inc., Loco Rio,  West Georgia Fire Extinguisher, Inc., and In Memory of Lion Lonnie Rogers.  Other notable sponsors included: Town of Centralhatchee, Heard County Board of Education, Centralhatchee Independent Methodist Church, Centralhatchee Elementary School, Spears Insurance Services, LLC., S&L Auto Parts, Rivers Edge, Turner & Associates Land Surveyors, PC, Awbrey Logging Company, Inc., Budget Paint & Body Works, Special Design Masonry, D&G Mechanical, Rite Made Fabrications, Inc., AG Propane, The Cuttin’ Crew, Jackson’s Fab & Molds, Inc., Mike’s Towing, Inc., Kemp’s Carpet, Thompson Pest Control, Randy Nix, Piggly Wiggly, Hall’s Propane, State Farm Terry Harper, Harper Realty, Roman Chemical, Stephens & Stephens CPAs, Heard Co High, Middle, and Elementary Schools, Stephanie’s Hair & Waxing Salon, Meacham’s Automotive, Heard County Poured Foundations, McCormick Automotive Service Center, EMC Coweta-Fayette, Don Harrison-Auto Service Center, Benjamin Hyatt-Hyatt Farms, Spinks Brown Durand Realtors, The News and Banner, Farm Bureau-Tim Wilson, LUTCF, Wallace Farms & Pet Supply, Inc., Hemrick’s Grocery, LL Rogers and Son, Inc., City of Ephesus, Georgia Deer Farm & Agri-Center, Five Star Manufactured Homes, Southern Lady Restaurant, Southern LP Gas, Inc., Bowdon Tire & Radiator Co., Thompson Cabinets, Gosdin Construction Company, AL-GA Wood Preserving Company, Tommy Bell Roofing, Ed’s Lawn Service & Cabinet Shop, Roanoke Stockyards, Yates Door Shop, Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Available Reality, Carroll EMC, McKibben & Sons Funeral Home, Watts Furniture, ML Awbrey, Heard Co Development Authority, Coweta Pool and Fireplace, Franklin Housing Authority, Mack’s Coin Laundry, Country Animal Doctor, Heard County Chamber of Commerce, in memory of Bernice Rogers, Hayes Computer Service, Circle F Trailers, BP, ASC-Auto Supply Company, In memory of Charlie and Sebastian and last but not least Compliments of Webster the Dog.

Lastly, we would like to thank the City of Franklin for helping to coordinate all of the needs of the day.  Special thanks to Tim Rowley for not only bringing his truck to the show but helping with all of the legwork.