The Blue Oval Rally started off great with the annual golf tournament. It was a warm humid day but the tournament was fun. The winners of the tournament this year was Chris and Linda Lacy.

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Following the golf tournament, we had a nice reception dinner for those who were in attendance early for the many activities that were planned. The reception dinner was sponsored by Dynacorn International and we had great catering service by Hermann Catering. Following the dinner, it was time for Movie Night at the Showboat theater to see American Graffiti.

On Friday, we started the day off with the Decision Confirmation drive. We had 10 cars in attendance. The drive ended up at the Barrel Bar and Concert Hall. The first prize went to Jeff Yergovich of R&A Motorsports (driver) and Larry Brogdin (navigator) of Dynacorn International.

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Friday afternoon was busy with a fun cruise to Graham Cave State Park. While the cruise was going on, we also had a winery tour for those who didn’t want to go on the cruise. This was the first time we added this to the event and it was a very successful one. The Hermann Trolley took everyone from one winery to another while the participants were busy tasting the wine. The night was capped off by another Movie Night at the Showboat theater showing Cars and a concert at the Concert Hall featuring the Mood Elevators.

The Saturday car show was good. The weather was great all day and a good variety of cars. Due to the weather forecast all week long saying thunderstorms will happening all day, this persuaded a lot of people not to come out. We had a total of 50 cars show up but they were great quality cars. The awards presentation went off at 2:30 to close the show.

The Saturday evening banquet turned out great. Once again we need to thank Hermann Catering for providing a great dinner for everyone in attendance. Attendance prizes were given out and almost everyone who attended walked away with something.

After everything was totaled up and expenses paid, we divided up the profits from the show of $1625 to a couple of local charities. All the money that we took in from the Showboat Theater, minus expenses associated with the theater, we were able to present a check in the amount of $300. This brings the total donations to $1925.

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Mark Wallace accepting the check for the Showboat Theater.

For the rest of the show, we were able to present a check to the Backpack Program for the amount of $225 and a check to Park Pride in the amount of $1400.

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Susan Stiers accepting the check for the Backpack Program.

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Park Pride check presentation.

The Midwest Blue Oval Club would like to thank everyone who came out to take advantage of the events and the car show. Even though the weather hampered cars from coming out for the show, we feel that it was a great success. Anytime you can have donations to more than one charity, no matter how big or small, everything was a success.

To view pictures from the show, please click on the picture below.

We are already planning for next year and to make some changes. Keep checking back here for updates on next years event. If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them below in the comment section.

 

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