The Wayne County Cruisers Car Club was formed on the 9th of December 2015, when Donald Sloan along with John Pipe and Denese Pipe met for lunch at Western Sizzlin’ and decided to go in together and form a new car club which is now known as the Wayne County Cruisers. Our vision was for an open style club and a club name, so we set out to make it happen. We decided to make the December “Cruisin’ Into Christmas” Car Show that Donald Sloan had Started in Screven 2 years ago as our club event. We then set up our By Laws and picked out our charities which are Tabitha’s Place, The Wayne County High School CTI Program, Hospice of South Ga. “Camp Hope,” The Ga. Baptist Children’s Home “Camp Hawkins,” and finally, our Club Children with Disabilities Fund. With that being completed, we went to work at recruiting our members.
We then met with the manager of the Jesup Advance Auto Parts Store. Per an agreement with him, we began holding our monthly cruise-in at their store on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting in March of 2016. By April, we had partnered along with the City of Jesup to be the new host of their 2016 Jesup Arch Fest Car Show that is held on the 4th Saturday in October. Within our first six months, the club had grown to include 14 members and 2 shows. In October, we held our first Arch Fest Car Show. After having the largest Arch Fest show ever with a total of 62 registered entries and a record car show attendance, the City Of Jesup asked us to be the permanent host of the show. By the end of 2016, we had held two successful car shows and had grown to include a total of 28 members.
In January of 2017, we moved our monthly Cruise- in to the Taco Bell, and had met with the Wayne County Arts Council. The WCAC is the new host of the Dogwood Festival, and agreed to host a car show along with the Dogwood Festival at the JC Fair Grounds in March. So on March 25th, we held our First Dogwood Festival Car Show, and we had 51 entries. The proceeds from this show were consequently donated to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes “Camp Hawkins” for a new playground for the children with special needs. We then met with The Wayne County Arts Council and agreed to make this another annual show for the club. In April, the club met with the pastor of the new God’s Way Worship Center, and agreed to host a benefit car show to help them raise the money needed to purchase a new sound system for their church. The show had a total of 40 entries in addition to a swing that had been donated by HPC Customs that we raffled off.
The club has grown to include a total of 35 members, and is a non- profit car club. We are accepting new members with a positive interest in Vintage, Antiques, Classics, Imports, Customs, Hot rods, Rat Rods, Muscle Cars, New Cars (any make or model) or Motorcycles. So whatever you drive, you are welcome to join us. Our club has a monthly cruise-in at the Taco Bell restaurant in Jesup from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Wayne County Cruisers will also now host 4 car shows in Wayne County which are:
The Dogwood Festival car show in March at the Jaycee fairground
The yearly benefit show in June at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Campus (whose date will be determined each year)
The Arch Fest car show on the 4th Saturday in October
“Cruisin’ Into Christmas” car show on the 2nd Saturday in December at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Campus
Wayne County Cruisers plans to raise thousands of dollars for all our local charities.
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