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Capac gears up for big Fall Fest

Car show, family fun this weekend

September 23, 2009
CAPAC — It promises to be an entertaining, fun-filled weekend now that two popular community events have united. It's the Capac Fall Festival and 23rd Annual Scholz Auto Fest.

The fun starts on Friday and lasts through Sunday.

"People can come out to support their town and have a good time," Capac Chamber President Lara Laakso said.

From pizza eating to poker runs and pumpkins to parades, there's something for everyone on the festival schedule.

On Sunday, Scholz's show will likely bring 1,500 classic cars to the high school grounds. Owners from around Michigan and even farther will wheel into town for what's become a fall tradition in Capac. On Friday at 5 p.m. the Capac High School parade will wind down Main St. and feature members of the homecoming court and floats from each high school class.

The football game against Armada kicks off at 7 p.m. At halftime, the homecoming king and queen will be crowned.

Several events start on Friday and continue throughout the weekend. The Friends of the Capac Library will host a book sale during the Fall Festival at the library. Sale hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Mexican dinners will be served all weekend long at St. Nicholas Catholic Church starting at 11 a.m. every day.

Garage sales and sidewalk sales will be ongoing all weekend. Look for maps pointing shoppers to residential garage sales.

Inflatables will again be set up at the Middle School for kids to bounce around on for a small cost.

The beer tent at Lions Park opens at 9 a.m. on Friday and at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, pick up some locally-grown produce at the farmers market on Main Street.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the winner of the Cutest Baby Contest will be announced at CSB Bank.

Miss Capac will be crowned at noon at the small high school gym.

Fun contests for kids run all afternoon. It kicks off with a chalk drawing contest at 1 p.m. at the Capac Middle School, followed by a pumpkin decorating contest, also at the school, at 2 p.m. Work up a hunger and head to the pizza eating contest at the Main Street Villa restaurant 4:30 p.m. Kids up to 16 years old are welcome to participate.

A poker run, which starts at Good Time Charlie's and ends at Timmy D's begins at 2 p.m. Outhouse races on Main St. are slated for 3:30 p.m. The smoke will be rolling for 4 p.m. burn outs at Good Time Charlie's.

The grand parade follows at 6 p.m. It will travel down Park St. from the high school to Main St., south to Meier, west to Glassford and north back to Park St.

An alumni dance will fill the Lions Park Pavilion with music starting at 8 p.m. Nearby, the beer tent will open at 9 p.m.

At dusk the fireworks will light off. Get close to the action by watching the show from the high school football field bleachers which will be open to the public.

On Sunday, a pancake breakfast will be served at Zion United Methodist Church from 7 a.m. to noon.

Classic cars will start rolling into town Sunday morning for the 23rd Annual Scholz AutoFest. Registration and judging runs from 8-11 a.m.

More than 1,500 vehicles will be on display on the high school grounds. A special tribute will be given to 1932-1935 street rods.

Plaques will be given to the first 1,000 pre-registered cars and 325 trophies will be handed out at 4 p.m. Vendors will be on site and a variety of food and beverages can be purchased on site.

Bus shuttle service will be offered from various downtown locations to the car show grounds from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stops include Dr. DeCarlo's office, the fire hall, the middle school, the high school, Lion's Park, St. Nicholas Church, Zion Methodist Church, the Main Street Villa restaurant and the Capac Pharmacy.

Starting at noon, the Mussey Twp. Fire Dept Womens Auxiliary will be serving barbeque chicken dinner at the fire hall on W. Mill St.

At 4 p.m. the Council on Aging will announce the winner of their raffle drawing at Lions Park.

Call 810-395-4385 for more information about the show.

See page 1-B for the complete schedule.

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