The Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home is hosting a car show fundraiser to benefit nursing home residents Sept. 27 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. 

According to event organizer Melanie Smith, the nursing home has hosted the event for the last five years.

 Previously the event was held at the nursing home, but this year the event has been moved to the Coliseum.

“The theme this year is the U.S.O.,” Smith said. 

“Residents are going to dress up like during the U.S.O. days, we think it will be a very enjoyable day for them. We decided to move to the Coliseum this year due to space, as there is a lot more space for cars and activities. We also decided to branch out into a few other things.”

Smith explained that the event is supported by the Philadelphia Cruisers car club who help provide car enthusiasts for the show.

“We have had a great relationship with the guys with the Philadelphia Cruisers,” Smith said.

“Larry Nicholson, Bobby Dee and Mack Jones have been very supportive of the show. The club works real hard helping us. We love having them show their cars. This year we are looking to add tractors and motorcycles, we also will, of course, have tricked-out cars and trucks and antique cars and trucks as usual.”

Smith said the car show is free to spectators, but those looking to enter their cars in the car show will pay a $20 fee. The fee will go to activities for the residents of the nursing home.

“We have a bunch of residents who enjoy going on trips like to the movies or to the mall in Meridian,” Smith said. 

“We also are looking to get our ceramics program back up and running for the residents. So we have a number of things we could use the money for."

Smith said the event will also have a 50/50 drawing and assorted door prizes and food will be provided by Coliseum staff. 

“We are hoping it will be fun time for everyone to come out and enjoy the show,” Smith said.