Third Annual Ashland VA Karwanis Car Show is Saturday, May 18th

Kiwanis Club of Ashland, VA will hold its 3rd annual Kar-Wanis Car Show at the Ashland Junction Shopping Center on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. The event runs from 11AM-3PM and will feature cars of all types from every era. Karwanis is a free event aimed at all ages.

The car show is free to the public, but there is a registration fee for anyone entering their car. The event includes DJ music and grilled food for sale. All proceeds from the show and food sales go to support our mission to “Serve the Children of our Community”.

Multiple Classes will be judged on cleanliness and condition. Trophies will be awarded for all classes and there will be a couple of specialty awards. The show is limited to 75 vehicles and dash plaques will be given to the first 50 cars registered.

There are sponsorship opportunities for individuals and local businesses. Opportunities range from $100-$1500+.Recognition can vary from a listing on the Ashland Kiwanis websites and newsletter to logo on the event program to having their company name on a trophy for the sponsor selected winner. More information and forms can be downloaded from

Kiwanis Club of Ashland just celebrated 100 years in 2023. We are one of the oldest Kiwanis clubs in Virginia, dating back to 1923, and the only Kiwanis club in Hanover County.  Throughout our history, Ashland Kiwanis’ service projects have been geared to the community – Ashland as well as the balance of the county.  We believe our youths are the keys to our future and to the future of our country.  Through our many and varied service projects and programs, we try to promote, nurture, and guide the children in the county so that they, in turn, can build and make our neighborhoods the types of places we can be proud to call our own.

This is the third year that the show has been held at the Ashland Junction Shopping Center located at 167 Junction Drive, Ashland, VA 23005. It is May and there is always a chance of rain, so the rain date is Sunday, May 19th.

More information about the Kiwanis Club of Ashland, VA can be found at

Glassner Discusses the Demise of Local Newspapers

Glassner Discusses the Demise of Local Newspapers

1/2/2024 – Club: Ashland

Despite a sparsely attended dinner meeting on January 2nd (only about 20 attendees), those present were treated to member Greg Glassner’s presentation of the demise, countrywide, of most local newspapers.  In making his talk, Greg relied on his decades of experience in working for many such papers – from junior reporter to editor to operating manager.  His recounting of the many different roles he played as a “newspaper man” enthralled his listeners.

Holiday Dinner well-attended


Our December 18 Christmas Dinner in Birdsong Hall, Randolph-Macon College, was well-attended by members and their spouses/guests.  Good food and conversation were the order of the evening with announcements/speaches kept to a minimum.  Suzanne DuBose, Ruth Smith and Lyn Hodnett were among those enjoying the evening.