Upcoming ‘Bash for Banners Car and Bike Show’

A new event, “Bash For Banners Car and Bike Show,” will be held at Washington Court House later this month to help support the military banners now located downtown.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at the American Legion, located at 1240 US Highway 22 NW in Washington Court House. The prize will open at 11 a.m., registration will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 4 p.m.

There will be three classes: classic car (1990 and before), modern car (1991-2022) and motorcycle (any year). The entry fee is $15.

According to one of the event organizers, Mindy Wilson, there will be food and drink for sale. The Boy Scouts of America will be selling popcorn. There will be silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle, crafts and more.

There are also a few local emergency services that have volunteered to help in the children’s fun.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of Military Appreciation Banners which will be placed in the downtown Washington Court House

This event is ongoing, according to Wilson, “so that we can ensure that our banner project will be possible in 2022.”

Initially, the banner project was started by the local non-profit Hearts Hands Home chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. Hearts Hands Home started in July 2019.

The local started the banner project last year where community members could submit a military photo at no cost. Due to the difficulty of fundraising during the pandemic, those who wanted banners placed immediately instead of being on a waiting list were able to pay directly.

Hearts Hands Home also sent care packages across the seas.

Recently, Hearts Hands Home was suspended due to low membership, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Wilson. Although the club had to be suspended, some of the same members and new members of this start-up organization want to see the banner project continue.

“With this, we would like to send an open invitation to those interested in helping with the future of this project, which would include this and all future events, Wilson explained via email.

Those interested in helping ensure the continuation of the banner project and future endeavors can contact Lucas Morris at [email protected] or [email protected]

“This fundraiser will be a day for local families to come out and be a part of something big,” Wilson wrote.

Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

Maria R. Newman