Hope car event set for town square

The cars will be smokin’-hot, and so will the barbeque sandwiches Saturday on the Hope Town Square.

Classic car clubs from around the area — and some even as far away as Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville — have been invited to participate.

At least 25 to 30 cars are expected, although weather is always a factor in the turnout, organizer Randy Paetzel of Hope said.

Activities will be going on in and around the square, including the shelter house and bandstand.

Camon Masonic Lodge No. 343 is sponsoring the show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., assisted in this first-time, rain-or-shine event by the Clifford Chapter of the Eastern Star 587.

Jeff Yarnell, who launched Hope’s Smoke on the Square event, will be preparing pulled-pork barbeque sandwiches, with chips and drinks available, Paetzel said.

Money raised will go toward holiday food baskets for families in the Clifford and St. Louis Crossing areas, Paetzel said. The Masonic lodge distributes about $1,000 worth of food each December to families in these areas.

The event is being considered a kick-off to the summer season in Hope, Paetzel said, with a 9:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting that will involve Town of Hope officials.

Information: Randy Paetzel, 812-390-6513