Lions Club revving up their engines
by Sally Litchfield
April 22, 2014 11:58 PM | 2172 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club members Bill Bailey, Debbie Brown and Michael Coolbroth stand in front of a 1965 Mercedes Benz 230 SL convertible owned by Coolbroth. All are members of the Smyrna Lions that will conduct an antique car show May 3. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
From left, Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club members Bill Bailey, Debbie Brown and Michael Coolbroth stand in front of a 1965 Mercedes Benz 230 SL convertible owned by Coolbroth. All are members of the Smyrna Lions that will conduct an antique car show May 3.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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The car show is the first major fundraiser by the newly formed chartered organization. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club and its charities.
The car show is the first major fundraiser by the newly formed chartered organization. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club and its charities.
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On May 3, step on the gas and head over to the 2nd Annual Car Show sponsored by the Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club. The event featuring classic and antique cars will be at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna.

Car and vendor registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. with show immediately to follow. Two People’s Choice awards will be given along with awards judged by a professional panel. An awards ceremony will be presented at 1 p.m.

The car show is a major fundraiser by the newly chartered Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club.

“Proceeds benefit the club and its charities and purpose,” said Michael Coolbroth, a charter member of the club and event chair.

A major concern of the club is community and humanitarian service. Coolbroth said the club works with various local charities such as MUST Ministries.

Another mission of the Lions Club is providing resources for eye care and eye surgeries. For example, the club offers eye exams to area students.

Funds raised by the Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club directly benefit the Cobb County community.

“Every dollar, 100 percent of all donations go right back into our community. It’s a great example of people helping their neighbor,” said Coolbroth, a Roswell resident who co-owns Kim Coolbroth State Farm Insurance Agency in Smyrna with his wife Kim.

The event promises to be a day of family fun with cars, raffles and hourly door prizes.

“Adventure Outdoors is a fantastic venue and the show is an ideal activity after people have visited the Farmer’s Market in Smyrna,” he said.

“This show gets the people involved. It’s people based and community based. That’s what the Lions are all about,” Coolbroth said.

Adventure Outdoors is at 2500 South Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna.

For more information, contact Michael Coolbroth at (770) 435-4417 or michael@kimcoolbroth.com.

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