After outgrowing a smaller shop in Brooklet in about a year's time, Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks moved in January to a larger, established shop on U.S. Highway 301 South, next door to J.C. Lewis Ford in Statesboro. An open house event is scheduled for April 30. But according to Ward's Auto Painting & Bodyworks founder Robbie Ward, Statesboro can expect another grand opening from his company in 2017. When the former Ford body shop became available, Ward took the opportunity to lease it because the volume of work here required more space.
The event, slated for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, will feature a number of fun perks and hospitable gestures. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Axalta #88 NASCAR will be displayed on site, giving attendees plenty of opportunities to inspect and photograph the legendary Chevy. Also, free hotdogs and drinks will be provided.