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  • Fall Follies returns this Saturday

  • The 10th Annual Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show is set to provide a full day of entertainment this Saturday, Sept. 6 with a slate of events scheduled to run into the evening.
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  • The 10th Annual Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show is set to provide a full day of entertainment this Saturday, Sept. 6 with a slate of events scheduled to run into the evening.
    In addition to the all-day car show at the Laurie Fairgrounds that is expected to host around 200 vehicles, Fall Follies will feature a early evening car cruise through town, a live band and beer garden as well as a fireworks show after dark.
    Registration for the car, truck, drag boat and motorcycle show on the day of the show will cost $30 and will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
    The Gravois Fire Protection District will raise the flag for the event at 8 a.m. Drive-through judging by the main stage in the park will take place from 8 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3 p.m.
    Gates will open to the public at 9 a.m. Admission will be $5 per person or $10 for a truck load until 3 p.m. After that, admission is free.
    In addition to the new and classic rides ranging from original to custom, a restored Stutz Fire Engine from Seneca, Kan. will be on display at the show. Foodbooths and vendor booths with items of interest for men and women as well as a beer garden will be open throughout the day as well.
    The show will feature an engine blow at 4 p.m. and visitors can buy chances on times for $5 each.
    Cars will line up for the cruise around 4:30 p.m. The Laurie Police Department will escort the cars up Highway 5 between Route O and Highway 135. The public is encouraged to watch the parade go by.
    The awards ceremony will follow the cruise at 6 p.m. on the main stage with plaques and trophies to be awarded in 31 different categories as well as other special recognitions.
    Then around 7:30 p.m., Helen Russell & Company will begin a free concert and dance at the main stage. Elvis and Helen Russell have been entertaining crowds at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years. Helen was an entertainer with Lee Mace's Ozark Opry as a vocalist and instrumentalist for 19 seasons. Elvis provides bass and a little humor and they also feature keyboard, banjo and drums in their takes on classic country, bluegrass and classic rock and roll.
    The band will play until after dark when a fireworks display will set off the evening.
    Fall Follies is sponsored by the Laurie-Sunrise Beach Rotary Club as a fundraiser for the Westlake Aquatic Center on Fairgrounds Rd. in Laurie.

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