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Capac Fall Fest, Scholz Auto Show this weekend


Fireworks, food, kids contests and more are planned


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Organizers expect 1,500 classic cars to roll into Capac on Sunday for the Scholz Auto Show.

September 22, 2010
CAPAC — From classic cars to outhouses on wheels, there's something to suit everyone's fancy at this week's Capac Fall Fest and Scholz Auto Show. Chamber of Commerce members and other volunteers have pieced together a full schedule of events.

The weekend's festivities also coincide with Capac Schools' Homecoming plans.

Friday's Homecoming parade is slated for 5 p.m. and football game kicks off at 7 p.m.

The winner of Capac's Cutest Baby contest will be announced at CSB Bank on Friday at 5 p.m.

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On Saturday, a chalk drawing contest for kids will start on Meier St. at 10 a.m. with judging to follow at 11 a.m. Fun can also be found at a sawdust treasure dig.

A kid's parade is slated for 11 a.m. The route begins at Mill and Main streets. Youngsters are welcome to decorate their bikes, dress up their pets or whatever they please for the open parade.

The Miss Capac pageant will get underway at the high school at noon.

The popular outhouse races return for a second year. Teams will start pulling up to the starting line at 1 p.m. at Church and Main streets.

Burnout competitions will be held at Good Times Charlie's at 4 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday.

Carl Scholz said that more than 800 cars are already registered for Sunday's Auto Fest. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"We're expecting 1,500 cars altogether," Scholz said.

"We'll be handing out 322 trophies and 400 jackets during our awards ceremony at 4 p.m."

This year's featured cars are 1936-48 street rods.

An art display and silent auction will be ongoing throughout the weekend at the Capac Community Connection. Friends of the Capac Library will host a book sale at the library from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday. Look for sidewalk sales from area merchants too.

There will be lots of good food and drinks to dine on all weekend long. There will be bake sales, pancake breakfasts.

The chamber beer tent will be serving up cold drinks and live music on Friday and Saturday night in Lions Park.

At Sunday's show, car enthusiasts can dine on all kinds of food served up by Louie's Restaurant, Boy Scouts, booster groups and more.

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Zion United Methodist Church, the Mussey Twp. firefighters and auxiliary and others have dinners planned. See the complete schedule on page 5-A for all of the details.

Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she now resides north of Capac where she enjoys working on the farm, gardening and reading.
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