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On Centre: Bald Eagle Area | Fall arrives in Snow Shoe a few days early

It’s officially three days early, but the Snow Shoe Fall Festival and Car Show organizers don’t care.

They’re going to celebrate autumn in high style anyway.

Though Tuesday will mark the first day of fall, the festival is set to kick off the season and enliven Snow Shoe Park on Saturday with a full lineup.

In addition to the car show, a big draw, the festival will feature dozens of craft and flea market vendors, a petting zoo, children’s games, live music and barbecued chicken.

Registration for the car show, at $10 per entry, starts everything off at 9 a.m.

Until 11:30 a.m., cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and trucks will enter the running for 90 prizes.

Corvette fans can look forward to two categories devoted to their favorite rides.

Judging will start at noon, with trophies expected to be awarded at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 355-2666, email or check out the festival’s Facebook page.

Sportsmen fired up

Over at the Port Matilda Sportsmen’s Club, members are shooting for another rewarding autumn.

The first of the club’s weekly fall shoots takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the club off old U.S. Route 220 a mile north of Port Matilda.

A $10 fee for members, $12 for nonmembers, buys five rounds.

For all but the last, the top four or five shooters will receive a prize; after the final one, one winner will take home $100 worth of meat.

The club will supply three gauges of shells. In case the rounds aren’t enough excitement, a 50/50 raffle and wheels of chance will be offered.

For details, call the club at 692-7554 or email

Soup’s on

Soup’s on again at the Howard United Methodist Church.

The church is holding its monthly — and popular — Soup Sale Luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church at 144 W. Main St. in Howard.

Just $6 buys a take-out quart or a hearty meal of soup, rolls, a beverage and pie for dessert.

Proceeds benefit local missions.