May 31, 2022
By Editor Rachel Scofield
This outdoor event and beer garden will take place in the Combustion parking lot. Event proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
“The Lions Club mission is to serve,” said Lions President Dave King. “So, we are constantly thinking about ways to do just that. Creating a fun atmosphere, partnering with a great local biz, Combustion, and combining fancy cars, food trucks, and live rock and roll…. well, just seemed like something our community would enjoy.”
The car show, which will run from 11 am to 4 pm, is hosted by C-Town Cruisers, a Columbus-based Car Club founded by car enthusiast, USMC veteran, and C-Town Cruisers’ President Shaun “Big Dawg” Sanders and USAF veteran Richard Seitzinger.
The Cruisers hosts rain or shine car shows at various locations around the Columbus area on the weekends from March through October. Shows include 50’s, 60’s & 70’s music, door prizes and 50/50 raffles.
The group members build the trophies and awards to keep costs down for the charity benefactors. If you have trophies that you no longer wish to keep, please donate them at the car show. For every trophy that the Cruisers collect, the club will donate $1.00 to breast cancer charities.
The price to enter the Cruise-in is $15 per vehicle. Registration will extend from 11 am to 2 pm. Spectators receive free admission.
“This is a family-friendly event,” said Chris Jackson, Co-Owner/Creative at Combustion. “The Car Show is from 11am-4pm and we’ll have Kona Ice as well as Mauger’s Mini Donuts all day from 11am-10pm. Both of these trucks are popular for kids and adults alike. Our entire parking lot and green space will be open so there should be room for families to spread out.”
From 11 am to 10 pm, a variety of food trucks will be available including: • Bob’s Backyard Barbeque, Explorer’s Club, Kona Ice, Maugers’ Mini Donuts, Schmidt’s Sausage Truck and Zapata’s Street Food.
“Come and enjoy the day with family, friends, and supportive local businesses. Bring your leftover glasses directly to the Lions Club booth,” King said.
In addition to unwanted eyeglasses, the Lions will also be collecting recyclable plastic grocery bags.
“Not only is this a fun event for the community, but it is also a fundraiser for the Lions, where all of the profits go back to one of our five pillars of service: Vision, Hunger, Diabetes, Pediatric Cancer, and Environment,” King said.
Many sponsors have contributed to this event. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, Rule 3, Capitol Fence, Darlene Kuzmic ERA Realty, Central Ohio Insurance Services , Rick Wagner Insurance, Rising Eagle Property Services, JDog Junk Removal, 22 Caliber Tattoos, and dozens more trophy sponsors.
“Combustion hosts the Pickerington Lions Club meetings in our upstairs event space,” Jackson said. “The event came together as a result of us getting to know the Lions Club and realizing we could have an event that would benefit the community while also providing a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. A car-show, live-music, food-truck experience where event proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities.”
Ultimately, this event will raise money to serve people in need, which is the mission of the Lions.
“If you have a servant heart and wish to do more in the community, consider the Lions Club. Stop by our booth at the event and learn more,” King said.
Jackson wants to remind guests that with the potential for warmer weather in June, everyone should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.