Dan Dague Car Show Set For Monday at The Highlands in Ohio County
A Labor Day tradition continues on Monday at The Highlands as hundreds of entries are expected at the annual Dan Dague Memorial District 29-L Lions Club Car and Bike Show for Sight.
This gigantic car and bike show will hold registration from 8 a.m. to noon. A donation is requested for each vehicle. Judging will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with awards presented at 3:30 p.m. There will be many categories and more than 165 trophies to be presented. Nearly 600 dash plaques will be available for participants.
There is no fee for visitors who can enjoy music, auctions, a 50-50 raffle and some of their favorite vehicles throughout the day.
This popular car and bike show began in 2002 with Lion Dan Dague, who launched the car show to raise money for the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation. Dague continued the car show each year until his death in 2008, when his fellow Lions named the shows in his honor. The Highlands has hosted the event for more than 10 years.
Dague’s widow, Eva Dague, said last year’s event raised $18,000 for the foundation. In turn, the foundation provided the means to help a 17-year-old retain her sight.
“Our Lions International is now pushing to help more people with diabetes as it is so prevalent in our state, even in children,” she said.
Dague said there will be many volunteers to help direct traffic and handle the registration process. Vehicles for the show will be parked south of the JCPenney store and beyond as needed.
“We look forward to seeing everyone out there for a good cause,” Dague said.
Lions members are urging visitors to bring their used glasses and hearing aids to the car show to be refurbished for those in need.
Visitors to the show will be treated to some of the automotive industry’s most treasured vehicles from the street rods to muscle cars, roadsters to pickups as well as motorcycles. Vehicles from the latest models to the antiques of yesteryear will be found parked among the hundreds of entries expected at Monday’s show.
The rain date will be Sept. 10.