Newsletter / Jul – Sept 2019


July 20th, meeting changed to show grounds – bring lawn chair
Aug 17th, 6:00 pm
Sept, no meeting – St. Joe County Fair

Location: Lion’s Club House, 420 6th Ave., Three Rivers, Mi.

The feature tractor for the 59th annual tractor show in 2019 will be Rumley and Allis Chalmers.


July 20th beginning at 8:00 AM will be a clean up day at the show grounds. THIS DOES NOT REPLACE THE REGULAR CLEAN UP ON JULY 27TH. Needed are a few painters to paint the registration booth and food booth & patch holes. Call Tim if you can help paint, 269-651-4878. Supplies needed; paint rollers/trays, pails or coffee cans, brushes, step ladder. Also, some workers needed to remove cement pillars, move the Baker Fan, etc. A sandwich meat tray will be furnished by the club for the workers. You may bring a side dish if you wish. The July club meeting will take place at the show grounds at 1:00 on the 20th instead of 6:00.


Clean-up for the show will be Saturday, July 27th. If needed, it will be continued on the 28th. We will have a pot luck meal on Saturday at approximately 12:30 pm. Bring a dish to pass. We need people for yard clean-up, mowing, weed whacking, staking out food shop parking, cleaning food shop, placing picnic tables, marking vendor spots, etc. Please come and help even if for a couple hours.


is Aug. 1st. See Terry Bowlby or Duane Hollister for registration before the event. Register, also, Wednesday July 31st 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at show grounds food shop or Aug. 1st at 7:00 am-7:30 am before the tour at the food shop. Several stops are scheduled. The tour leaves the show grounds at 8:00 am.


August 2, 3, & 4. Register your display at the registration booth. If you plan on taking a tractor to the Centreville fair, sign it up at the registration booth during the show. Make sure your tractor wheels are blocked at the show. You must be a paid member by the end of the August show to take a tractor to the fair.

PLEASE, your help at the food shop during the show is needed and greatly appreciated even if for a few hours. Contact Mark & Doris with questions: 269-483-9878.


2019 bridge crossing date is Sept. 6th. Contact Terry Bowlby for information: 269-476-2724. Some new rules are in place for Buddy Riders. You can sign up on line:


Centreville Covered Bridge Days parade, July 13th.

Line up at Centreville High School parking lot on Nottawa Rd. by 3:15 pm. You will receive a number. Step-off 4:00 pm.

Burr Oak Heritage Days parade, July 27th.

Line up begins at 9:00 am at Boyer Field. Parade starts at 11:00 am.


A permanent structure to be placed over picnic tables at the swap meet and show instead of tents was approved by members. A separate track for garden tractor use within the main track will be created for safety reasons.


Allis Chalmers C with woods belly mower, $1,900.00 OBO. Call Cork Babcock, 269-816-8229.

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