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Automobiles rolling in to Port Richey for weekend fair

The fourth annual Auto Fair sponsored by the Gulf Side Corvette Club is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Towne Centre, Ridge Road and U.S. 19, Port Richey. Classic, antique and late model cars will be shown in addition to 4-by-4's, trucks, street rods and others.

A car-for-sale corral and an auto-swap flea market will be featured.

Best of Show, Club Participation and Peoples Choice trophies will be awarded. Cash prizes will be given to vehicles with best paint, best interior and best engine compartment. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded to each of 26 show-car classes (no vans or motorcycles). Car Show entrants are requested to arrive early because registration closes at noon.

A fun for the family day is planned with games, prizes, '50s and '60s tunes by Johnny the D.J., and a variety of food and beverages will be available.

Gulf Side Corvette Club members' Corvettes will be on display only, not judged. Admission will be $1 for adults. Those under 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

Bernadine Foldi is club secretary and general show chairwoman, assisted by Mickey Foldi, co-chairman, and club president George Balestrieri and club photographer Peter Rohrbacher.

For information, call (813) 848-1506 or (813) 372-8157 or (904) 597-2746.

Financial support from Harbor Chevrolet of Hudson helps enable the club to perform community-oriented activities, such as donating $100 to "Dads for Diabetes." The club also donated $1,000 to the Association for Retarded Citizens last year from proceeds of the annual Auto Fair.

Balestrieri said Corvette owners are welcome to join the group. Meetings are 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Oasis Family Restaurant in Port Richey in January, March, May, July, September and November. Other meetings are at Sorrento's Cascade Restaurant in Spring Hill in February, April, June, August, October and December.

For information, call Balestrieri at (813) 372-8157.

Flamingo theater has new home

Jimmy Ferraro of Holiday and Diana DiBartomeo, producers of the Flamingo Dinner Theater, have found a new home for their productions at the Holiday Inn, State Road 50 and Interstate 75, Brooksville.

The new theater will open Sunday with a production of Neil Simon's comedy Barefoot in the Park, directed by Ferraro. The show stars Tricia Lloyd, Darrell Williams, Mario Santangelo and local performers Diana Hansen of Tarpon Springs, Ron Lawlor, Hudson, and Wesley Walker of New Port Richey.

The show will run weekends, Friday through Sunday, through Nov. 11. For reservations, call (813) 938-8248 or (904) 796-9481.