Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club car show approaches

The Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club will host its 33rd annual 4th of July Car show at North Veterans Memorial Park in Rushville.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. The event will be held rain or shine.

“Car enthusiasts love the park and the different activities families can do around Rushville after the car show,” club charter member Kevin Stone said. “The show has been so successful because of people who return year after year.”

Car awards will be given out at 3 p.m.

The top 25 cars will receive awards and other awards will be given for best of show, the club president’s choice, mayor’s choice and the longest distance traveled. Door prizes will also be awarded.

Those who want to exhibit their cars must pay a $15 car space registration fee.

All proceeds from the event will benefit numerous Rush County youth programs. Please make checks payable to Rushville Optimist Club.

A car show T-shirt is included in the registration free. More T-shirts will be available for $10 the day of the show.

Food and drink vendors will provide refreshments for the event.

Vendor spaces (20 feet by 20 feet) are available for purchase for $20 along with electrical access (limited) for an additional $10. Food vendor spaces (20 feet by 20 feet) are available for $40.

There will be a parade, fireworks after dark and a playground for youth with plenty of shade. Crazy White Boy will DJ and provide musical entertainment.

In the past, more than 300 cars have attended the car show. The show usually averages 200 cars each year.

Last year, 155 cars were on display.

The Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club would like to thank all car show sponsors, the City of Rushville and the parks department for supporting the event.

For more information contact Rushville Optimist Club Treasurer Chuck Kemker at 317-752-2073 or by email at Those interested can also visit the Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club’s Facebook page.

The Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club, which was formed in 1981, is dedicated to serving the youth of Rush County. The club’s motto is “Making a difference in the life of a child.”