Today, the local pack will host the second annual Conyers Cub Scout Car Show in the Historic Commercial District of Olde Town Conyers on Center, Commercial and Railroad Streets. The activities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Admission to the show is free.
"We want the community to come out and see what cub scouts are about. The scouting community has a presence in Conyers," said Teresa Robertson, director of the Conyers Cub Scout Car Show. "They really don't know all that we do in the community as far as service. We try to teach the boys about community service."
This event is a multi-purpose program that will benefit both the pack and the city Conyers. The goal of the day's festivities is to enhance the awareness of the cub scouts while supporting the boys with scholarships to buy uniforms, books and pay for various program expenses like summer camp. Additionally, the car show provides residents with fun-filled family atmosphere without putting a dent in their wallets or pocketbooks.
"Times are tough right now for the economy and this a good family fun day. There is no entrance fee. It's a really affordable day for family to come out and enjoy the day together," said Robertson.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to view an official NASCAR pace car from Atlanta Motor Speedway as well as over 100 classic antiques, muscle cars and the latest models from local collectors. Residents who enter their vehicle into the show will also be competing for prizes and bragging rights, including, the coveted ‘Cub Scout Favorite' award.
"These are some really neat cars from the past and it's an opportunity to see the history about the automobile and downtown Conyers is the perfect setting for this," said Robertson.
Along with the colorful display of automobiles, there will be an array of food and entertainment for all age groups. A children's area is going to be set up with inflatable games, face painting, air brush tattoos and stylists creating wild hair designs. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, boiled peanuts and soft drinks.
The designated music area will display two stages of entertainment with local bands made up of high school students. Additional musical sounds features, Night Moves, a group of Rockdale County teachers, Dr. Jekyll, a Marietta-based cover band playing tracks from the 1970s and 1980s as well as jazz groves from two separate Atlanta artists, Andrew Black and Barry Richman.
On the second stage, local dance troupes will share the stage with a K-9 exhibition from the sheriff's department and several recording artists from the Georgia Country Music Association.
For more information, call Jerry O'Dell, Pack 410 cub master, at (404) 319-4109 or visit the group's website at conyersbsa.com/carshow. All e-mail inquiries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.