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Flaming Leaves Car show to benefit Legion programs

— As the leaves prepare to change color, the American Legion Marcy Post 1312 is preparing to celebrate the foliage with the sound of classic and antique motors.

The 7th Annual Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Marcy Field in Keene Valley.

“The displays open at 10 a.m. and admission is free to the public,” Tom Both of the Legion said. “The cars will be organized at Marcy Field between the oval and the Holt House.”

For those interested in showing their vehicles, registration is $10.

“We have some good oldies, and some of them are pretty elaborate,” Both said. “This is one of the last car shows of the year and the number of cars we have really depends on the weather. We have had as many as 60.”

Refreshments will be available, and lunch will be offered, with all Keene and Upper Jay veterans receiving lunch on the Legion.

Along with cars and food, there will be music throughout the day, leading up to the Gas Raffle winners which will be announced at 2 p.m. First prize in the raffle is $1,000 in gas cards, with second prize $500 in gas cards and third prize is $250 in gas cards.

Raffle tickets at $5 each or 6 for $25 and are available at local stores and events along with at the car rally.

Both said that the purpose of the rally is to help fund the programs of the American Legion, which include gift boxes that are sent to active military from the area with the help of Keene Central School students; the Memorial Day service; the Kenneth Lawrence Book Award to a graduating senior at KCS; the local fuel bank and a holiday toy program for those in need.

For more information or registering for the Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally at Marcy Field in Keene Valley, call Carl Bigelow at 576-9908 or Both at 576-4292.

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