By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer
The Country Road Cruisers annual “Cruise In” car show has been postponed until Apr. 18 because of inclement weather on Apr. 2. The variety of classic cars will be displayed from West Jefferson Street all the way toward Main Street in Madison. There will also be live music. The event is free and open to the public. The show begins at 6 pm and registration for car owners will start at 5 pm. It’s $15 to register a car. There will be 25 plaques awarded, as well as one trophy for best in show. Stratton Hicky, president of the Country Road Cruisers, is looking forward to the event.
“It’s fun for families to come down to see the show. It’s a great nostalgic thing. It’s right downtown so folks can come and eat and support local businesses,” said Hicky. “We have a little of everything, that is why people enjoy the show…Kids love seeing the cars and their parents, if they have ever had affection for a car, they love it, too.”
The event will feature classic cars dating all the way back to the 1920 and up to today’s newest models from car owners from all across the state of Georgia. Hicky is hopeful that the event will bring in enough money to fund the club’s yearly charity contributions.
“It’s a way for the club to raise money. Depending on how much money we raise at the car show, we usually give between $400 and $500 to three local programs,” said Hicky.
The club gives a scholarship each year to a graduating senior from Morgan County High school. They also give to Harvest of Heart Garden and Caring Place, a local food pantry.
“When we started looking at what groups we could give to in the community, both of these organizations really support the folks that are in financial need and have had to serve more and more people because of the economy in the last few years,” said Hickey.
Hicky welcomes all car-lovers to join up with the Country Road Cruisers.
“We are open to membership for anybody. It’s just a way for car folks to get together and share our passion for the vehicles while giving back to the community,” said Hicky.