Newsletter / Jul – Aug 2020

Meetings Reminder

Saturday, July 18th, 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 18th, 6:00 PM, location TBA
No September meeting
Location: United Methodist Church in Three Rivers at 215 N. Main St.

AUG 2020 SHOW CANCELLED

Sadly, due to the governor’s restrictions and continued concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show.

Tractor Tour

Our tractor tour will be held on Aug. 6th, even though the show is cancelled. Registration will take place at the show grounds Wed. Aug. 5th between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM and Thursday Aug. 6th 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM at which time a driver’s meeting will take place. Due to distance and road construction, we must leave promptly at 7:30 AM.

Make sure your tractor is in good working order. The tour is 60 miles long passing near Centreville to Colon, Mi. We will visit the museum and listen to an oration about Colon’s connection to magicians and other attractions. The Museum depends on donations and your generosity would be appreciated. Contact Terry Bowlby 269-445-7210 or Duane Hollister 269-683-9537 with questions.

Dues Increase

Club members voted to increase tractor club dues to $10.00 per calendar year for those 18 years and older beginning in 2021. Dues for those 17 years and younger will remain at $1.00. If you have prepaid your dues, you will not be charged any extra. To pay by mail, send check made out to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association to Judy Hollister, 3220 Detroit Rd., Niles, MI. 49120.

Mackinac Bridge Crossing

The bridge crossing is September 11th and at this point is still on. Registration is open online. You can register by mail, also. Contact Terry Bowlby at 269-445-7210.

Parade Schedules and Other Shows

All parades have been cancelled including Burr Oak Days. Most tractor shows are cancelled, exceptions:

  • Butler County Antique Tractor and Engine Club has cancelled their show, BUT may reschedule it later in the fall.
  • Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Show at Portland August 26-29th has not been cancelled according to their website at the date of this publication.

St. Joe County Fair is Cancelled

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