The memory of the late Dan Lockard, Jr. will be honored -- and to support good causes – when two different Wellston-based organizations conduct community/charity events this Saturday, Sept. 12.

The 7th Annual Dan Lockard, Jr. Memorial Car Show, presented by the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge of Wellston, will be conducted at the old Pants Factory lot on Second Street in Wellston across from the Depot. This event is held in conjunction with the annual Wellston Ohio Hill Country Festival. Although the festival was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 situation, the Lodge has decided to go ahead and conduct the Car Show.

Also, the Wellston Rotary Club will conduct the 4th Annual Dan Lockard, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament this Saturday at the Franklin Valley Golf Course near Jackson.

During his adult years, Lockard was beloved and highly respected in Wellston for his tremendous record of civic and community service. He happened to be very active members of both the Wellston Rotary Club and the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge. He served as president of Rotary Club and was a past Master of the Lodge. Lockard died unexpectedly at the age of 60 in 2015.

Registration for the Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a registration fee of $10 per car. Judging will be at 3 p.m., with awards for the following classes: Top 3 Motorcycles; Top 3 Rat Rods; Top 3 Trucks; Top 3 Imports; Top 3 1900-1949; Top 3 1950-1959; Top 3 1960-1969; Top 3 1970-1979; Top 3 1980-1999; Top 3 2000-Current; Top 3 in Progress (50 Percent Primer); Top 3 Original (80 Percent Original parts or Paint); Masonic Choice; and Hector Preston Family Choice Award. There will also be a split-the-pot and door prizes.

As for the Golf Tournament, the fee is $50 per golfer and includes green fees, cart and lunch; plus Mulligans, split-the-pot and skill prizes. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information, contact John Pelletier at 740-418-2629 or email to All proceeds will go to the Wellston Rotary Club’s community projects.