The Lions Club, started in Chicago, Ill., is the largest civic organization in the world, according to www.lionsclubs.org. It has 46,000 clubs in 207 countries.
“We’re the first civic organization to go into China,” said charter member Michael Coolbroth, a Roswell resident who co-owns Kim Coolbroth State Farm Insurance Agency in Smyrna with his wife, Kim. The couple has two sons, Sloan and Connor.
The car show is the first major fundraiser by the newly chartered Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the club and its charities. “We’re a new club. We’re a fledgling club,” Coolbroth said.
Even though the club is young, its members are passionate about its mission of community and humanitarian service. Coolbroth said that the club works with various local charities such as MUST Ministries. Another major focus of the Lions Club is that they provide resources for eye care and eye surgeries. “We perform over 1 eye surgery a day for the poor,” he said.
Funds raised by the Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club directly benefit the Cobb County community.
“What’s unique about the Lions Club is that all the money raised by each club stays in the community, in that county, in that city,” he said.
All proceeds will be used for Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club projects such as providing eye exams to students at Campbell High School in Smyrna.
The event promises to be a day of family fun with cars, raffles and door prizes hourly.
“It’s a wonderful venue at Adventure Outdoors and a perfect thing to do after people have visited the Farmer’s Market in Smyrna,” he said.
Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the best car in show with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.
“It’s a people’s choice car show. It gets the people involved.” Coolbroth said.
Adventure Outdoors is at 2500 South Cobb Drive SE in Smyrna.
For more information, call Michael Coolbroth at (770) 435-4417.