Harrison Ruritan Club Car, Truck And Motorcycle Show Is May 26

Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Harrison Ruritan Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is Sunday.
The Harrison Ruritan Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is Sunday.

The 9th Annual Harrison Ruritan Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Sunday, May 26, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tennessee Riverpark off Amnicola Highway.

Registration will be from 8 a.m.-noon.  There will be a church service at 11 a.m. Judging begins at noon and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. 

Registration is $25 the day of the show.  There is no charge for spectators. 

There will be 110 Top 5, Specialty and Best of Show trophies awarded in 20 classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Goodie bags and dash plates will be given to the first 150 registered.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase and there will be live and recorded music.

 Bluegrass bands will be featured.

One hundred percent of proceeds from the Harrison Ruritan fundraisers go to their projects.  Recent projects include a $2,000 donation to Boy's Club, $1,000 donation to Walter Boehm Birth Defects Center and $1,000 donation to Vanderbilt Hospital lodging.  There have been donations to area schools, awards at area elementary and middle schools based on good character, numerous college scholarships to area high school graduates, and donations to Hwy 58 Volunteer Fire Department, Friends of Harrison Bay State Park and area recreation leagues.  Club volunteers also erected a 100 foot wheelchair ramp and assisted in rebuilding a storm-destroyed house on Short Tail Springs Road and much more.

For more information contact Jim Holcomb, show chairman, at 413-6140.


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