Newsletter / Oct – Dec 2018


Saturday, October 20th 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 17th 6:00 pm
Christmas Party Saturday December 1st 6:30 pm
Lions Club House,
420 6th Ave., Three Rivers, Mi.

The feature tractor for the 59th annual tractor show in 2019 is Allis Chalmers and Rumley. Show dates are August 2, 3 and 4.


will take place at the October meeting. Your dues must be current to vote.


Following our November regular meeting we will have our annual fall bake
sale. Bring craft items, baked goods, etc. to be auctioned.


We will celebrate the holidays together December 1 at 6:30 at the Lion’s club house. Bring your own plates/silverware and a dish to pass. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift for a man if you’re a man and woman if you’re a woman. Mark it accordingly. If you wish your child to participate, bring a gift for a child so marked. No other meeting is scheduled for Dec.


Our club has been asked to display tractors in downtown Sturgis for their first annual BBQ fest.

It runs from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm. It would be nice if tractors could be there from 12:00 till at least 4:00. They must know how many are coming in advance as they will mark off parking places with cones for us. If you plan to bring your tractor, call Duane or Judy Hollister, 269-683-9537 by Oct. 10th. You will receive more info on parking trailers, etc.


This years tour included 29 tractors, the most we’ve had. The weather was good and fun was had by all.


President Tim Rossman says we had a very good show this year. He thanks all who helped. Without you, we couldn’t have a show. Thanks to the Ripplingers for manning the food shop and for all who helped them.


Terry reports 26 tractors from our club crossed the bridge. In all 1342 tractors made the trek. The weather was nice and everyone had a good time.


The fair this year was another big success. We had a total of 133 tractors and lawn/garden tractors on display. A new member, Richard Reynolds, takes drone pictures for the fair and gave
us permission to post our display.

John, Terry and Duane thank everyone who helped set up and tear down our display. Estelle, Mary and Judy heartily thank everyone who brought food and helped in the kitchen tent. Thanks to all who pulled back at the truck & tractor pulls. Some of our members use their tractors to pull visiting school children in wagon-type vehicles as they learned more about animals, etc.

Excited, smiling children had their picture taken on a tractor again this year. Sheriff Brad Balk led a parade of 34 tractors on a 4 to 6 mile ride again The age range of drivers was 11 years to 80 years.

2019 DUES

Pay 2019 dues at the meetings or send a check made out to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Assoc. to Judy Hollister, 3220 Detroit Rd., Niles, MI. 49120
Dues are $8.00 for 18 years and older, $1.00 for 17 years and younger.

Judy Hollister,
Membership Secretary

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