This year’s Daylily Festival, sponsored by Gray Station Better Hometown, will be next weekend.
There will be a car show, hosted by the Old Capital Car Club of Milledgeville.
But Tim Stewart, one of the organizers of the Cruisers, said its 300 members will not participate after the club and the current board and director of Gray Station Better Hometown could not agree on how to handle trophies and sponsorships for the car show.
Gray Mayor Gus Wilson approached Stewart and Jerry Mays in April of 2010 about putting together a car show for the festival when then Better Hometown director Pat Daniels was looking for ways to boost attendance. Stewart and Mays enlisted the support of Danny Curtis, Jimmy Edwards and other car enthusiasts in Jones County to form the car club and host the festival.
The club had about 40 members by the time of the first festival car show in 2010, and it has steadily grown to where it now has about 300 members. In addition to hosting the Daylily show each of the last three years, the club has also hosted other car shows locally, many of them benefits to raise money for those in need and to provide meals at Thanksgiving and toys for children at Christmas through Jones County’s Department of Family and Children Services.
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