Cars for Cubs

The "Cars for Cubs" classic car and motorcycle show being held Saturday at Lithia Springs Methodist Church will benefit Cub Scout Pack 950.

The leaders of a local Cub Scout pack is inviting everyone to attend its first "Cars for Cubs" classic car and motorcycle show Saturday.

The car and motorcycle show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lithia Springs Methodist Church on Temple Street. The event will include concessions, a first responder vehicle showcase, vendors and a DJ. Concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks.

Proceeds from the show, which is free and open to the public, will benefit Cub Scout Pack 950.

"About 85 percent of our Scouts are low income to no income," Den Leader Melissa Torres said.

Because no child is turned away because of income, Scout leaders generally have to pay for awards, uniforms and trips.

"There is only so far our own pockets can go so we decided to have a car show," Torres said.

There are currently 60 registered Cub Scouts in the pack along with with eight volunteers. The pack meets once a week on Tuesdays.

"The first three Tuesdays of the month, we're in our own separate den, which is by age," Torres said. "On the last Tuesday of the month, we all get together and that's when we do our awards of everything that they've attained for that month."

The Cub Scouts participate in a wide range of activities including archery and boat races. They also learn how to be a good friend and a productive member in their own household, according to Torres.

"We teach them how to recycle," she said. "We teach them how to be an all around good person."

As they get older, Cub Scouts move on to become Boy Scouts and later Eagle Scouts.

"There are many, many famous people who started out being Cub Scouts," Torres said. "It's so beneficial to these children. A lot of these children don't have anywhere else to go and rather than them being out on the street, it gives them somewhere to go and to learn good things while they're at it. We don't want someone to not be able to come because they can't afford it. That's why we never turn anyone away. That's not what we're about."

Anyone who wants to be a vendor at Saturday's show can register on or before Saturday. The fee is $25. The fee for vendors who need electricity is $30.

Those interested in becoming a vendor are asked to contact Torres at 404-661-3119 or melissaortiztorres03@gmail.com.

Contact Amanda Thomas by email at amanda@douglascountysentinel.com or by phone at 770-942-6571 ext. 226.

© 2015 Douglas County Sentinel. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.