Gates open at 9 a.m. with a $5 per car entry fee, and the event kicks off immediately with bands, activities, storytelling and much more.
Organizers Bruce and Sandra Saucier said Brittany’s Project, named after their daughter, is a proposed facility for individuals with disabilities to enjoy life through recreation, social events and support. The facility will be erected on donated property to the Sauciers on the site of the former Oaklawn Sugar Mill. It will become home to a center to help meet the needs of special individuals from near and far.
Live music for Saturday will be:
9-11 a.m.: Johnny Firmin & The Mike Weaver Duo; Franklin Line Dancers
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Danny Crochet & The Cajun Ramblers
2-2:30 p.m.: Jason Todd (Louisiana Hall of Fame musician) and Rockin’ Randal
2:30 p.m.: Full Force Dance Team
3-5 p.m. Cliff Hillibran & The Anytime Band with special guest Don Rich
5:30-6 p.m.: Jason Todd & Rockin’ Randal
6:15- 7:45 p.m.: Band Vertigo
8-10 p.m.: Shawn Christian & The Copperline Band
10 p.m. to midnight: Franklin Native Jillian Romero Farrar, Ashley Helms and Dannie Hannah
There will be activities throughout the day all over the event grounds:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kiddie Coral (face painting, fun jumps, barrel train, rocking farm train)
The Sonic Drive-In’s Coney Dog will be visiting.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Petting Zoo
1 p.m. Storyteller Clint Robin
9-11:30 a.m.: Lawn & Garden Tractor Races (must register)
Noon to 4 p.m.: Rat Rod Races (must register)
Tractor Pulls, burnouts throughout the day and the lighting of bonfire at dusk are also slated.
Awards for the show are:
—Best of Show GM Car & Truck
—Best of Show Ford Car & Truck
—Best of Show Mopar
—Best of Show Import
—Best of Show Mini Truck
—Best of Show Bagged
—Under Construction (50% primer)
—Best of Show Rat Rod
—Best of Show Rattiest Rod
—Best Street Rod
—Best Pro Street
—Best of Show Corvette
—Best of Show Camaro
—Best of Show Mustang
—Best of Special Interest
—Best Antique (pre-40’s) Club Participation
—Longest Distance Driven
—Most Unusual Paint
—Best Flame Thrower
—Most Original Tractor
—Best of Show Tractor
—2nd Place Tractor
—Best Lawn & Garden Tractor Race
—2nd Place Lawn & Garden Tractor Race
—Best of Show Cruiser
—Best of Show Trike
—Best of Show Sport Bike
—Best of Show Street Bike
—Second Place Special Interest
Food opportunities include:
Jambalaya by Theo Verette and crew; chicken and sausage gumbo by Coastal Spray Foam Insulation; boudin by Two Brothers; Knights of Columbus will have hamburgers, hotdogs, hotlinks and chili; Phil Gilligan and his crew the Brats serving Cajun sausage, funnel cakes, frozen lemonade and nachos.
For more information, contact Sandra Saucier at 337-828-2284 Volunteers may contact me as well or Facebook: Brittany’s Project Car Show/March 23, 2013.
Attendants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the local food pantry.