Car show com­ing to Vic­tory Bap­tist Church

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - SJ Cor­re­spon­dent Fast cars and clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cles are part of the Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s car show held as a fundraiser for their Stock­ings of Love pro­gram.

Ve­hi­cle lovers re­joice be­cause Vic­tory Bap­tist’s 4th an­nual car and bike show is gear­ing up to raise money for the Stock­ings of Love Min­istry, and any­one with a pas­sion for rare cars and pop­u­lar food can visit the church at 15 Hen­drix Road on April 21 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

“This is our fourth year do­ing the show,” Vic­tory’s Tressie Wil­son said. “We have be­tween 40 to 50 cars and trucks and 30 to 35 mo­tor­cy­cles that par­tic­i­pate—some com­ing from sur­round­ing states. You will see any­thing from a re­stored Model A Ford to a Clas­sic Cus­tom Street Rod, as well as clas­sic and modern cus­tom mo­tor­cy­cles.”

The event’s free ad­mis­sion means lo­cals can min­gle and sight-see for free, but Vic­tory will pro­vide sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties for guests to spend money should they choose to.

Guests can show­case their skills in the newly in­tro­duced corn hole tour­na­ment, like all events, for $20. Those want­ing to feel the wind in their hair can sign up for the mo­tor­cy­cle ride from 10 a.m. through 12 p.m., and both break­fast and lunch will be served. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the min­istry.

“We raised $3,200 last year- and hope to in­crease that amount this year- for our Stock­ings of Love Min­istries whose pur­pose is to spread the gospel of Je­sus Christ and to demon­strate Chris­tian love and fel­low­ship while help­ing to meet the spir­i­tual and phys­i­cal needs of fam­i­lies in Polk County,” Wil­son said. “The min­istry be­gan 12 years ago at Vic­tory Bap­tist Church and now serves over 900 fam­i­lies ev­ery year.”

They just com­pleted an Easter Min­istry in which 208 Easter Bas­kets filled with candy and prizes was dis­trib­uted to those in need. They also as­sist Life Matters Preg­nancy Cen­ter and Polk County Foster Care by pro­vid­ing di­a­pers and wipes to their clients.

The Min­istry’s next com­mu­nity event will be Christ­mas in July to be held on Satur­day, July 21 at Peek’s Park in Cedar­town, where back­packs full of school sup­plies, cloth­ing, food, lunch, and hair­cuts will all be given away free to charge.

Judges and chil­dren alike will once again vote for their fa­vorite car and bike. Last year, Thomas In­gram re­ceived the kid’s choice award for best car with his Blue 2017 Mus­tang GT Pre­mier; Tim Malone won the kid’s choice award for best mo­tor­cy­cle with his 2015 In­dian Vin­tage bike.

“Our pro­fes­sional judges score the cars, trucks, and mo­tor­cy­cles and present top 10 awards,” Wil­son said. “Our chil­dren judges pick their fa­vorite car or truck and mo­tor­cy­cle to re­ceive the 4 The Kids Awards.”

Those who want more in­for­ma­tion about the church or the event can visit http://www.vbcrock­mart.com/ or call the church of­fice at 678-685-4570.

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