The Midland Valley Lions Club has been part of the community for more than 70 years and is still finding new, creative ways to give back with its first ever car show this Saturday.


The car show will begin at 10 a.m. with registration for the cars beginning at 9 a.m. The show will be held at the Triangle Plaza in North Augusta, located on the 200 block of Edgefield Road right across from Roses.


Lions Club member Betsy Barber said attendees can expect motorcycles, antique cars that date back to the 1940s, specialty cars and others that have become peoples’ pride and joy over the years.


“We’ll have about 35 Lions Club volunteers and are expecting between 35 and 40 cars for people to see,” Barber said. “It’s our first one, and we think it will be a great way to give back.”


The event is free to attend. Those who are entering vehicles in the show can register for $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show.


In addition to the show, Barber said the event will include free vision and sight testing sponsored by the South Carolina Lions Club. Also, Shepeard Community Blood Center will be present for attendees who want to give blood, concessions and other items.


“It’s just a positive event in many ways, so we’re excited about offering these opportunities to the community,” Barber added.


The Midland Valley Lions Club was chartered on 10 July, 1941, by the North Augusta and Aiken Evening Club. Since that time, Lions have served the Midland Valley community and are committed to providing assistance to hundreds of South Carolinians who have seeing or hearing impairments.


Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June 2013. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.