Annual July 4 car show to return

May 10—RUSHVILLE — Classic, hot rod and "rat" car enthusiasts, mark your calendars and make plans to spend this year's Independence Day in Rushville's North Veterans Memorial Park where the 37th annual Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club 4th of July Car Show will be taking place — rain or shine!

Registration for this well attended annual event gets underway at 8 a.m. with the presentation of awards set for approximately 3 p.m.

The registration fee is just $15 per vehicle, and awards will be presented to the Top 25, Longest Distance Traveled, Most Club Participation, Mayor's Choice, President's Choice and Best of Show.

As you might expect, there will be plenty of vendors offering food and drinks, a DJ will be on hand playing favorite songs from throughout the years, assorted door prizes will be given away, and there's sure to be plenty of fun for the entire family.

Proceeds benefit Rush County youth programs.

About Optimists

According to the Optimist International website (, by providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, their communities and themselves. One of the Optimist International goals is to be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

The website goes on to say O.I. aims to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

For more information about the upcoming car show in Rushville, contact Chuck Kemker at (317) 752-2073 or by e-mail at You can also check out the Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club Facebook page.