Folks whove lived in Macon for a few decades may remember when Sids Sandwich Shop on Forsyth Street was the old Varsity diner. Well, get ready to be transported back the to 1960s on Saturday when Sids and the Jones County Cruisers team up for the Varsity Cruise In, benefitting Nick Malloy.
Sids owner Bob Berg said hes wanted for some time to help raise money for former employee Malloy, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2012.
Nick was just starting to work for us this time last year. He was an up-and-coming musician ... and Id known him since he played Little League baseball with my son, Berg said.
One day at the bank, Berg ran into a member of the Jones County Cruisers and found out the group holds car shows to raise money for charitable causes. With Sids history as a cruise-in eatery, it all made sense.
The event will feature a classic car show, with awards to the top 20 entries. There will be Sids style food for sale, and a silent auction of a large piece of art depicting the old Varsity by Gray artist Val Elliott. Of course, no cruise in would be complete without some music from the 1950s and 60s to set the mood.
Berg asks that anyone with old photos of the Varsity please bring them along to the event, which is free to attend.
Come for free, but do eat and enjoy the music, Berg said. Its all about giving.
Varsity Cruise In
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sids Sandwich Shop, 1510 Forsyth St.
Cost: Free to attend; $10 to enter a car in the show