By Dean Manning
Forcht Bank is joining with the Corbin Lions Club to host a barbecue and car show July 18 at the Master Street location.
Mike Sharpe, Regional President of Forcht Bank, said the bank hosted a similar event in October and elected to move it back to July to help the Lions Club.
“Our event in October was fantastic,” Sharpe said. “The Lions Club normally has a car show as part of NIBROC. We invited the Lions Club to come in and share with us.”
With that in mind, Sharpe said the day is to be a fundraiser for the Lions Club and a customer appreciation day for the bank.
Sharpe said four to five barbecue vendors will be at the event, serving up pulled pork, barbecue chicken, briskets and sides.
The cooks will be in competition with one another with patrons voting on their favorite in each category.
Sharpe said organizers are hoping to draw approximately 100 participants in the car show.
As with the food, visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in one of four categories: Best Vintage Car, Best Muscle Car, Best Custom Car, and Best Modern Car.
“We had some new Dodge Challengers and Chargers come out to last year’s event, so we decided to make that one of the categories,” Sharpe said.
Sharpe one of the sponsors of the even, Wildcat Harley Davidson, will be offering the opportunity to feel what it is like to ride a real motorcycle.
The London-based store is bringing a motorcycle and dyno to Corbin. The dyno will allow the “rider” to rev up the bike, take off and go through the gears as if it were going down the highway.
Adding to the fun will be a variety of local bands, offering a mix of country and Bluegrass through the sound system provided by Virgil Bowlin.
For the kids, Sharpe said there will be inflatables and give-aways.
“Each kid will also receive a backpack,” Sharpe said.
The Lions Club will also be raffling off a variety of gifts in an effort to support the organization’s ongoing mission to support sight, hearing and other programs across the world.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
“There is something for everybody,” Sharpe said.