2018 Another Record Breaking Season

First up is the Eureka Springs Mustang Days with over 200 cars at the show which is a record breaker for this club. Checks that were presented as Eureka Springs Community Center for $261.76. The Flint Street Food Pantry received $400.00. Echo Village received $400.00. The Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department received $1,200.00. The Echo Clinic received $1,500.00 and the Merlin Foundation received $1,500.00. Two other charities that received checks were Loaves and Fishes for $162.25 and Eureka Springs Booster Club for $326.00. A record breaking $5,750.01 was donated to all these great charities.



Second is the Midwest Ford Fest that was held in downtown Blue Springs. From this show, we donated $1100 to the Joshua Center, $1,100 to the Rainbow Center and $400 to Downtown Alive for a total of $2,600. While this was not a record breaker for this show, the local sponsors helped out with their donations. Thank you to all the local sponsors who supported us this year.



The third show is the Hillbillies and Hotrods show in Buffalo MO. The donations for this show are $2,000 to the Riddic Lodge 361, $1,000 to the Heart to Heart food pantry and $500 to the Disabled American Verterans (DAV). who was closed prior to this donation. This is a total of $3,500 from this show and another record breaker. We didn’t have a chance to get pictures from this check presentation.

The forth show of the year is the Blue Oval Rally in Hermann MO. The donations for this show was the Hermann High School Cheerleaders who raised $462.00 from the 50/50 drawing. Additional donations were the Showboat Theater for $660.00, the Backpack Program for $1,000.00, and Park Pride for $1,700.00. This is a record breaker with a total of $3,822.00.



The Current River Blue Oval Rally in Salem MO was on September 9th and 10th and is our last show to close out the year. There was a lot of fun at this show. After the show, there was a cruise-in at Scoops Ice Cream and the next day was a cruise to Echo Bluffs State Park for a lunchtime cookout. The funds generated from this show that was donated is $1,000 to the Salem Band Parents, $1,000 to the Love Pack Back Pack Program and $1,000 to the Shepherd’s Nook Food Pantry, Middle School Cheerleaders for $286.00 and $432.00 to the High School Cheerleaders for the 50/50 drawing. The recipient of the 50/50 winner donated their half back to the cheerleaders. This was a total of $3,718.00 which is another record breaker for this show.



Each show has a coordinator who is responsible for the activities, gathering sponsors, promoting the event, etc. But, as a club, our members help out in any way they can to help make the each successful. When we put on a show, everything seems to run as smoothly as last show no matter the size of that event since the staff knows what needs to get done. Without their hard work, dedication and passion of everyone, it would be impossible to have each one of these events.

Here are the list of coordinators for each show.

  • Eureka Springs Mustang Days – Jeff and Julie Yergovich
  • Blue Springs Midwest Ford Fest – Al and Fran Rutherford
  • Buffalo Hillbillies and Hot Rods – Greg McKinney
  • Blue Oval Rally Hermann – Greg and Geri Howe
  • Current River Rally Salem – Randy League and Yvonne Gray

This past year, the Midwest Blue Oval Club has helped twenty three (23) charities in five different communities of various sizes and in two states. Last year there were only 12 charities. The total amount of all the donations combined is $19,390.01. This has been the most successful show seasons so far for the club and we could not have done it without all the sponsors that supports each show and the people who came out to show their vehicles and support our efforts to help the communities.

With all the shows combined, the attendance of participants was up for the whole year even though we had some weather related challenges. The attendance for all the shows was up to over six hundred registered participants which is another record in our books.

The Midwest Blue Oval Club wants to personally thank you for the most successful year to date. So please come out to one or more of our shows next year so we can thank you in person.

The shows for the 2019 season has not been announced. We still have a couple of shows that don’t have a firm date. Stay up to date with each show on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MidwestBlueOvalClub and on our website at www.MidwestBlueOval.Club.



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