Carter County Car Club ready for busy traffic

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get out the model cars, Cruise-In time is on the horizon.
The Carter County Car Club will host their annual Cruise-Ins beginning April 1 in Historic Downtown Elizabethton and exciting is circulating throughout the club for a highly anticipated 2017.
“We’re looking forward to our first day,” O.B. Foster, vice president of the Carter County Car Club told the Elizabethton Star Monday. “It’s always an exciting time and we’re looking forward to this year.”
The Club will hold their weekly Saturday night Cruise-In events starting April 1 and ending October 27 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., weather pending.
With a tradition over 30 years old, Foster added the continual growth of downtown has made these events even more fun.
“It’s a win-win,” Foster said. “There’s been a lot of growth in downtown with different businesses and people coming in. We love to see the growth and hope to continue in playing a part of it.”
Along with the Cruise-In and traffic requests, the Club will hold their annual Car Show July 8.
Founded in 1982, the Club has hosted the annual Cruise-Ins and car show as a means to raise money to help benefit children’s charities within the region.
“It depends, honestly,” Foster said about fundraising projections this year. “But it’s always a great time. Our annual car show is our biggest fundraiser but we have a barrel for when people come in at the entrance to donate to our multiple charities during each of the Cruise-Ins.”
Various charities have been able to benefit from the Club, including the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Program, Friends Down Syndrome Program, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County, the county schools’ accelerated reader program and the Children’s Evangelism Fellowship.
2016 saw the Club reap the benefits of a support system throughout Cruise-In and car show attendees. Throughout their campaign last year, the group was able to raise $4,500 alone just going toward the Christmas Tree program. Along with that, the group was able to make donations to each of their charities they partner with.
For more information on the Car Show, visit or their Facebook page, with the same title, online.

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