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Newsletter / Oct – Dec

Meetings Reminder

Saturday October 16th at 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 20th at 6:00 pm
Christmas Party December 4th 6:30 pm
Location: Corey Church of Nazarene,
10056 Water St., Three Rivers, MI.

The feature tractor for 2022 is Massey Harris – Ferguson

October Meeting

is election of Officers and Board members. Please, if you would like to run for an office, tell a present officer/board member. The reason for By-laws change #20 is because we don’t have people coming forward. Our club has survived the pandemic and financial disaster. We have a lot of talented members. If more do a little, no one will have to do a lot.

Thank You

“Thank-you” to all who helped at the show. We come to our show to work and go to others to have fun (Tim Rossman). Attendance was down a little from the last show, but the club still made a profit.

“Thank-you” to all who furnished food and helped at the fair. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, good conversation and fellowship was enjoyed. A lot of people looked over the displayed tractors and many children had their picture taken on either a Farmall Tractor or crawler. The food was excellent and plentiful.

“Thank you” to Tim and Theresa Allen who paid for the tent at the fair.

Mackinac Bridge Crossing Update

Terry Bowlby reports the crossing went well and all but one of our scheduled tractors crossed with almost 1500 other tractors.

Dues

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

Fair Memorial

Three tractors which previously belonged to members who passed away were featured at the Centreville fair. Also found in the fair display was a tractor that once belonged to Larry Thornton.

Dale Rice tractor owned by Ron Carpenter
Dean Reames tractor
Fred Henningsen tractor owned by his son, Matt, and family
Larry Thornton tractor now owned by Franklin Edson

The Christmas Party

will be held at the Corey Lake Church of Nazarene at 6:30 pm where our regular meetings are held. Bring your own table service. Rolls, butter and drinks will be supplied by the club. There will be no other meeting in December.

  

Newsletter / Apr – Jun

MEETINGS REMINDER

Saturday April 17th at 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 15th at 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 19th at 6:00 pm
Location: Corey Church of Nazarene,
10056 Water St., Three Rivers, MI.

CORRECTIONS

On the calendar included in January’s newsletter, the December 4th Christmas party will be held at 6:30 PM at the Corey Church of Nazarene. Also, 2021 is our club’s 61st year in existence, but since we had no show in 2020 it will be our 60th annual show.

FEATURE GARDEN TRACTOR

for the 2021 show has been changed to Jacobson to reflect what was on the show flyers.

SWAP MEET AND CLEAN-UP

We will be having a swap meet May 7-8. Unless lifted, Covid restrictions will be in place. Also, we can open the food shop. Clean-up on May 1st will involve mowing if necessary, yard clean-up, food shop clean-up, mark off parking area by food shop, signs, etc. A potluck will be held around noon. Please come and help.

Irene Palmer will be heading the food shop. Please plan to help out even if for just a few hours during the swap meet. Call her at 269-535-4737.

THANK YOU to all who put labels on last years swap meet and show flyers so we could use them this year!!! It saved us money.

Dues

DUES for18 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. Make your check payable to St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association. Mailing address is Judy Hollister, 3220 Detroit Rd., Niles, Mi. 49120.

MACKINAC BRIDGE CROSSING

will be Sept. 11th. You can register on line beginning May 1st. You can access rules, registration, etc. on this site: http://www.mackinacbridgecrossing.com. Call Terry Bowlby for more information 269-445-7210.

DECATUR MICHIGAN PLOW DAY

will be held April 10th at 10:00 AM located at 89701 54th St., Decatur, Mi. Call Robbie LaPorte, 269-228-6158 for further information.

PARADE SCHEDULES

CONSTANTINE PARADE: No information available at this writing on the Constantine Parade. It has always been held on July 4th.

THREE RIVERS WATER FESTIVAL PARADE: Thursday, June 17th. , 7:00 p.m. step-off (Storm date of Friday June 18th, 2021). Entry is limited to first 80 entries. 3 vehicles per entry form. Entry fee ($15.00 paid by the club) and forms due by May 17th. https://www.threeriversfestival.org/parade

WHITE PIGEON DAYS: The dates are July 9 – 11, 2021. No other information is available. See website: http://www.thewpca.com

CENTREVILLE COVERED BRIDGE DAYS: Planned for July 9-10, the theme will be “Bulldog Pride”. No further information available. http://www.facebook.com/centreville.coveredbridgedays

STURGIS ELECTRIC PARADE: Sturgis Festival dates are August 18-21. The parade will be held Friday night ONLY IF THERE ARE NO COVID RESTRICTIONS. See our July newsletter for any updates.

SCHOOLCRAFT: No information available for this.

MENDON RIVERFEST: At this time they are moving forward with Friday August 20th and Saturday August 21st as dates. No further info is available.

BURR OAK HERITAGE DAYS: Dates are Wednesday, July 28th – Sunday, August 1st. See July newsletter for further information.