2010-09-23 / Front Page

Pumpkin Run starts Friday

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Pumpkin Run and Car Show starts Friday and runs throughout the weekend. The chamber is sponsoring the event in conjunction with Advance Auto Parts.

The car show will be held in the Kmart parking lot and will begin with early registration Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A hot dog roast will be free to all registered participants beginning at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, registration begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Vendors will open at 10 a.m. and a free shopping bus to town will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment, including DJ music, contests, games and other activities will be held all day Saturday and Sunday. Fundraising 50/50 drawings to benefit Relay for Life will be held both Saturday and Sunday, with drawings for prizes beginning at 1 p.m. and 11 a.m. respec- tively.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, the car cruise will take off for a ride through the fall colors around Houghton Lake. The first 200 cruisers will receive free dash plaques. This year, a prize will also be awarded for “Best of Cruise.”

Sunday’s registration will be from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., with voting by participants to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will be awarded at 3 p.m.

All cars may participate in the Pumpkin Run, with 60 top choice awards and 13 category awards to be given along with best modified, best original and best of show. The first 300 registered will receive free dash plaques and goodie bags. Call the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce at 366-5644 for information.

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