Mid Eastern Cruise In
Next Event Scheduled March 16, 2019
This year, we are planning to shake things up and breathe new life into our annual event. While our heartbeat reamins true to America’s working trucks, the American Truck Historical Society, (ATHS) and the Antique Truck Club of America, we are expanding the scope of the event to include classic cars, antiques, sandrails/dunebuggies, muscle cars, and Jeeps. Secondly, we are planning for a ton of more games, events, food, music, and more. Although the SC Special Olympics remains close to our hearts, this year, funds raised will support the Duke Cancer Institute‘s Research Center.
SC World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
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 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:
Epworth Children’s Home cares for young South Carolinians with fractured home lives;
Duke Cancer Institute is committed to helping those who battle cancer;
and Special Olympics of South Carolina comes together to lift up those with intellectual disabilities.
We hope you will join us in our ongoing support of these hardworking and generous organizations.
Epworth Children's Home
Established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of what is now the United Methodist Church, 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. Situated in the heart of the state, the Home is located on 32 peaceful acres in Columbia, South Carolina.
Duke Cancer Institute
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.
Special Olympics of SC
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.