MITCHELL - JULY 24, 2022 - The 1st Annual Cement City Cruise In was held on Saturday at the Lehigh Field in Mitchell.
The event was attended with several cars, trucks, motorcycles, as well as a display of the parade vehicles the local Shriners Group uses for it's parade details throughout the state.
A total cost of $20 per each entry, and a T - Shirt was given to participants.
There were several activities which included a 50/50 Raffle, door prizes, food vendors, custom Key chains, and other give aways.
The event was to help the La-Or-Shrine Club which was sponsored by: Hoosier Uplands, Lawrence County Tourism, and Hiram's Hot Rods.
The La- Or Shrine Club sole purpose is to help kids within the local community. There are 22 Hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
These hospitals were funded by Shriners just like the local members. It was not until 2011 that the hospitals began accepting insurance. The hospitals specialize in various forms of pediatrics and use state of the art facilities to perform miracles every day.
The La -Or - Ma Shrine Club uses a van to get families to Shriner Hospitals
The Shriners not only help kids get into these facilities for treatment but also provide transportation and in some cases lodging for the family.
The rules for all of the Shriners Hospitals are simple and to the point, any child under the age of 18 can be admitted to the hospital, if the opinion of the surgeons and the child can be treated.
There is no requirement of religion, race, relationship to a Shriner. If you or someone you know needs help do not hesitate to contact the Shriners at 812-329-2515.