Events

Mid Eastern Cruise In

Mid-March
Gaston, SC

The Cruise In is an annual event held by Mid Eastern designed to bring together the trucking community while also raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes. The event features different things each year, but you can always expect lots of raffles, prizes, special offers on parts, decked-out rigs, live music, free food, fun and games, and great community.

SC World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

Late September
West Columbia, SC

Truckers! Have you signed up for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy? It’s a great opportunity to support a great cause — and show off your decked-out rig! The main event is a 45-mile convoy around the SC Midlands, but it also includes music, Dunk-A-Cop dunking booth, games, bounce house for kids, antique truck show, silent auctions, raffles, and the awards ceremony. Come join us in supporting this great cause.

Capt. Tom Garrity Firefighter BBQ Challenge

Mid-November
Sumter, SC

Mid Eastern proudly promotes the Captain Tom Garrity Firefighter BBQ Challenge, an annual, SBN-sanctioned BBQ cook-off that supports local American Red Cross. For a small entrance fee, try BBQ prepared by local firefighter stations and vote for your favorite. In addition to all the BBQ you can eat, this event features an antique firetruck show, door prizes, and a program to introduce kids to firefighter equipment and techniques!

Who We Help

Below are some of the organizations closest to our hearts.

These humble organizations undertake massive burdens to alleviate suffering to those in our community:
Duke Cancer Institute is committed to helping those who battle cancer;
American Red Cross assists those who have lost everything in natural disasters and house fires;
Special Olympics of South Carolina comes together to lift up those with intellectual disabilities;
and Epworth Children’s Home cares for young South Carolinians with fractured home lives.

We hope you will join us in our ongoing support of these hardworking and generous organizations.

Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Institute is a collaborative powerhouse — audacious, evolving, unconventional — at the center of a world-renowned university and medical center. They unleash the power of synchronous collaboration to create breakthroughs that rapidly transform the unimagined into the possible — to fuel a pace of discoveries and advances previously thought impossible.
American Red Cross
Palmetto SC Region
The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross provides vital services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals and services to the armed forces.
Special Olympics
South Carolina
The vision of Special Olympics South Carolina is to be the leader in lifelong and unified sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, empowering athletes to be valued members of their community and respected members of society.
Epworth Children's Home
Columbia, SC
For more than 120 years, Epworth Children’s Home has grown and adapted to the individual needs of children by providing quality care grounded in faith and responsibility for our neighbor. Established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of what is now the United Methodist Church, Epworth Children’s Home was originally named Epworth Orphanage. Situated in the heart of the state, the Home is located on 32 peaceful acres in Columbia, South Carolina.

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