Newsletter / Oct – Dec 2022

Meetings Reminder

Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 pm
Saturday December 3rd Christmas party on hold, to be decided at October meeting. 
Location:   Corey Church of Nazarene, 10056 Water St., Three Rivers, MI.

Feature tractors for 2023 are orphans and odd balls. 

Tractor Tour

before the show. Terry reports 12 or 13 tractors made the trip, and they had a great time.

Tractor Show

THANKS to all who helped at the tractor show this year. We had a successful show. New this year was a contest to see how many men it took to pull a plow (actually plow a furrow). Eight men accomplished this feat this year. We also had a blacksmith demonstrating his craft.

Mackinac Bridge Crossing

Anna said our club had 28 tractors with 10 buddy riders cross the bridge. There were no problems. Driver Mike Henderson proposed marriage on the bridge to his buddy rider, Melissa. Melissa said, “Yes.” Congratulations to you both!

“Fair at Hensells”

As our club did not go to the fair this year, the Hensells, (club members) invited us to bring tractors to their farm and display them the week of the fair. Their garage was turned into a kitchen, people brought food and had a good time. Farm tractors, lawn tractors, implements, 79 in all, decorated their lawn. Signs (thank you Allison and Tina) directed people to stop in and look. Saturday 14 tractors took a 3 hour ride.   A big “THANK YOU” to the Hensells. 

Corey Church of the Nazarene Fall Color Tour

The club participated in hayrides, face painting, food, and games on October 9th.

Centreville Covered Bridge Harvest Fest

October 29th, parade at 5:30 pm

Visit their Facebook page for details and the registration form.

Stickley Farms invites tractors.

Stickley Farms, 1296 Wattles, Colon, MI 49040, has invited our club to display our tractors. He says, “We’d LOVE to host your club and tractors Sat and Sun October 22-23. Or just the 22 if that works better! We are open from 12-6 and will gladly give a pair of wrist band admission for every tractor or old engine that shows up. Giant slide, pumpkins, corn maze, etc is all there to enjoy!” If you plan to go, please let me, Judy Hollister, know at or 269-683-9537 by Oct 19th. He wants to know if we have tractors coming and which day(s). He has a website:


for 18 years and older are $10.00, for 17 and under, $1.00 per calendar year. You must be a paid up member to vote.  Dues can be paid at meetings or by mail. Mailing address is Judy Hollister, 3220 Detroit Rd., Niles, MI 49120. Make your check payable to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association. 

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