American Legion car show

For the 19th year, the Morris-Little American Legion family will host an event that entertains the community while also gives back and raises funds for a great cause.

The group’s annual chicken dinner fundraiser, blood drive and car, truck and motorcycle show is set for Saturday, April 29, and organizers are hoping for a great turnout. Since its inception, the annual event has drawn crowds and vehicles from a broad area and has been a hit among car enthusiasts of all ages.

John Griffin is post commander of Morris-Little Post 6 of the American Legion.

“We’ve had Camaros, we’ve had old 442s, we’ve had 1940 Fords, we’ve had ‘56 Fords, we’ve even had fire trucks that came all the way down from Covington, so it’s a pretty good open range,” he said. “We have a lot of trucks and a lot of cars.”

The car show will feature vehicles brought in from all over the south and from other Auxiliary members for attendees and car enthusiasts to enjoy. Those interested in showing off their vehicles can register from 9 a.m. to noon on the day of the event, and awards will begin at 3 p.m. Car show registration is $25 per car on the day of the event. Participants can also pre-register for the event by mailing a check with the make and model of their vehicle to Morris-Little Post 6, P.O. Box 1474, Milledgeville, Ga. 31059.

In addition to Best Car, Best Truck and Best Motorcycle winners, awards will also be given or cars, trucks and motorcycles in several different categories including Top 35, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine and Best Pre-War Vehicle. The first 50 cars to register will also receive a dash plaque for their vehicle. Participants must be present to win all car show awards. Entrance to attend the car show as a spectator is free.

Life South will be on hand at the event starting at 10 a.m. for blood donations. And in addition to all of the car show fun, chicken dinners will also be available starting at noon for those with a pre-purchase ticket. Griffin said there will be a limited number of chicken dinners available at the event at $12 per plate.

All money raised at the annual event helps to fund projects such as Georgia Boys State and Girls State Programs, and the post’s building fund.

Griffin said he is hopeful that this year’s event will be just as successful as those in the past have been, and he encourages the community to attend.

“It’s just one way of us being involved in the community and sharing a little bit of the history of the automobiles,” he said.

The event will take place at 231 Log Cabin Road. Those wanting more information can reach out to Griffin at 478-453-0295 or 478-457-7717, or by email at

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