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Annual Autumn Cruise Planned By Escalon Lions Club
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Classics cruise in to Hulas Restaurant in Escalon each week for the Friday night pre-cruise car show events. Marg Jackson/The Times

This September will mark 24 years that the Escalon Lions Club has hosted its Autumn Cruise, with this year’s Sept. 9 festivities taking place in the Main Street Park and surrounding area downtown, running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Escalon Lions Club high school scholarship fund. Pre-registration for vehicles is going on now and runs through Sept. 1, with registration fee of $40. After Sept. 1 the fee is $45. Registration fee includes two lunch tickets; one lunch ticket and one commemorative T-shirt; or one lunch ticket and one hat. There will be a goodie bag and calendar provided to the first 150 entrants.

Breakfast will be available at the Grange Hall on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., provided by the local American Legion Riders; buy breakfast and support your local veterans.

Registration the day of the show starts at 8 a.m. and continues until noon, the show and shine runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and car judging from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Over 60 separate awards will be given out at the show. There will be vendors and a 50/50 raffle at the event, with drawings and other raffle items available as well. There will be a treasure chest, pin striping by Denise Corbett, DJ Gene Adams providing the music and a participants only $500 cash drawing.

For more information, contact Bud Andrew at 209-815-5789 or John Salvin at 209-838-7077.

Also, stop by Hula’s along Jackson Avenue every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the summertime ‘Pre-Cruise’ events, featuring music, food, plenty of classics, drawings and fun. On June 30, the pre-cruise will be staged in the city’s Main Street Park. The Friday night events run through Sept. 1.