Saturday car show to benefit local family

By Alyssa Schnugg

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The OD Smith Lodge No. 33 in Oxford is hosting a car show this weekend which will benefit a local family.

On Saturday, the inaugural OD Smith Lodge #33 Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lafayette County Arena.

There is still time to register a vehicle for $20. All types of vehicles are welcome, including classic, custom and original cars, Rat Rods, motorcycles, ATVs, tractors or “just the pride of your ride”.

The event is free for the public to come and see the cars; however, donations are welcome.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Mahaffey family to help cover the medical costs of their baby boy, Samuel. Samuel was born in October 2021 and was diagnosed with trisomy 21, commonly known as Down syndrome, a rare heart condition that prevents the heart from forming properly and the little one has a hole in his heart.

Most of his first year of life was spent at Lebonheur Children’s Hospital and still required ongoing therapy, according to event co-chair Will Tidwell.

“Due to Samuel’s medical needs, his mother was unable to return to work,” Tidwell said.

The Sunday’s Best Food Truck will be available for people to buy food.

Register online at or the day of out the door.

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