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Free fun in Forest Park Auto, bike show Saturday

FOREST PARK — Families looking for free fun Saturday need look no farther than Forest Park.

Auto and bike enthusiasts are expected to converge on Starr Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show off the shiny efforts of sometimes years of restoration work. Sponsored by the Forest Park Parks and Recreation Department, the show is expected to draw crowds, said city employee Ken Staten.

“We’ve got 72 slots and trying to fill up all of them,” he said. “There is a $5 fee for each auto or bike but the event is free for spectators.”

Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A barbecue cook-off also slated for Saturday had to be cancelled because of a lack of interest.

The show is being held just days before the department celebrates its 50th anniversary Sept. 7, also at Starr Park. That event, too, is expected to draw crowds. Officials said the celebration will include live performances, giveaways, food vendors, games and more.