ILLIANA NEWS

NOVEMBER 2013

MEETING:

The next meeting of the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. will be held at the lovely home of Carol and Ted Stout on November 18, 2013 at 6:30 P.M.  So, bring a dish to pass and enjoy an early Thanksgiving feast!  There’s a good chance that a tour of Ted’s blacksmith shop will be included along with a tour of their home that is “filled” with great antiques!  Be sure to come and enjoy another fun-filled meeting!  Their address is:  8525 W. 700 S., West Point, In.

 

WORK DAY SCHEDULED:

At the October meeting it was decided to have a work day on November 23rd.  Everyone is encouraged to help get the show grounds ready for our annual “Christmas in the Village”.

There are plenty of leaves to be raked and burned, lights to be hung, the club house needs cleaning, etc.  Come as early as you can and stay as late as possibly.  Please help out!

 

A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT:

Hello to everyone,

Fall and it’s abundant beauty is here.  It is so pretty to see all the vibrant colors of the trees!

Once again, Illiana extends a big “THANK YOU” to the McGrady’s for hosting our October meeting at their “showplace” barn filled with farm related antiques.  We had a large attendance, bountiful food and a good meeting.  For those of you that weren’t able to attend, the motion was made, discussed and unanimously passed to build a new clubhouse.  Be sure to come if at all possible to our Thanksgiving meeting at Ted and Carol Stout’s as more on this subject will be discussed.  We are going to put on hold, building the Quonset building till after we get the clubhouse built.

Saturday, November 23rd will be a work day at the grounds.  Leaf raking, burning, (weather permitting) putting up Christmas lights and general clean-up of the buildings and grounds to be done in preparation for Christmas in the Village.

Thanks to everyone who came and helped in any way with Kenny Evan’s large auction.

Tom

 

NOTE:  I apologize to the Evans Family for not mentioning Kenny’s November 2nd Auction in last month’s newsletter.   Anne Bodine

 

TRACTOR TRIVIA:

What manufacturer made a tractor with the famous “chicken roost” steering arm?

(Answer:  Case on it’s model RC)

What manufacturer offered adjustable seat height in 1939 and touted “eagle-eye” visibility?

(Answer:  J I Case)

 

HISTORY DAY 2014:

Our Annual History Day is tentatively scheduled for the second Monday in May.  Due to the fact that we will be eliminating the spring event and scheduling one in the fall (from now on), we will also host one on the third Monday in September.  That way none of the fourth graders from the area schools will miss out on this event.  Continuing in 2015, we will only keep the September date.

 

T-SHIRTS:

Bob Parsell has volunteered to order T-shirts for this year’s show.  He needs the following:

1.      A Case tractor picture

2.      A Gas engine picture

3.      A picture of the blacksmiths (it was suggested at the last meeting for a T-shirt)

4.      Sizes?/Color? (gray or blue)

It is preferred that the pictures should be a tractor, engine & blacksmiths from our show.

Send pictures, sizes and pre-orders to: Bob Parsell, 1419 Newson Dr., Lafayette, In. 47909

Or e-mail: kaajvog@yahoo.com

The pre-orders will help him know what sizes are needed most.  That way, club members will be sure to have them by show time.  Let’s help Bob get started!

 

Many members have received “Get Well Wishes” in the past newsletters and many should probably receive wishes to get well.  But, I have decided to drop this column as many have been missed (by not informing me).  I believe there may have been some hurt feelings.  I will continue to post any death notices that I receive.   (A.B.)

 

CONGRATULATIONS:

We’ve had two weddings to celebrate in our club this year:  Bob Parsell & Kaaren Voglund married in July and Don Evans & Becky Faulkner married in October!  The best to all of you!

 

ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH NEWS:

Seems like forever since we met as a group to exercise our passion of blacksmithing.  Well no need to despair, we will have a good chance this Saturday, November 9th, at 9:00 A.M.  The Rocky Forge group has been invited to participate in a hammer in the Wabash Valley group at the new blacksmith shop located in the grounds of the Park County Fairgrounds which is on the north side of Rockville and on the west side of Highway 41.  It is easy to find.  The shop is situated in the northwest corner of the grounds and was built to support the 4-H blacksmith program for Park County.  John Bennett will do a couple of demonstrations and maybe Michael Wollaski will also demonstrate. After those demonstrations it will be an open forge time.

There will be a large pot of soup, so we are asked to bring a covered dish to pass that will go with the soup.  Also, bring iron-in-the-hat items and it might be a good idea to bring a chair.  John said there will be four coal forges and four gas forges with fuel provided, so bring your bucket or bag of favorite tools and metal.  Bring some of your work as a “show and tell”, others are just like us, we like to see what others are making.  You guys have some pretty neat stuff that would be good to show.  This will be a fun event and I hope the Rocky Forge members will make a good showing.  See you all Saturday, Ted

Submitted by:  Ted Stout

 

TRI-COUNTY QUILTERS NEWS:

Hi Everyone!

Last month was a very busy time for our group.  On October 5th, a small group went to Champaign, ll. For a quilt show, even brought along a husband!  Some really talented quilters brought their wares to be judged by their peers and it was hard to pick a favorite.  The rainy weather was brightened by all the color and designs.

On October 17th, twelve members journeyed to Arthur, Il.  Our destination was Miller’s Dry Goods Store. Fabric everywhere and most of it was on sale and we even found a large area of FREE bolts of fabric!!  What a hoot!  We have many projects that will benefit from the purchases we made.

Next we went to lunch at Yoder’s Kitchen.  Buffet was delicious and the rest was appreciated, not to mention the conversations concerning what we were going to do with our new stash!  Next, we stopped at Stitch and Sew in Arthur…for more fabric!  (It’s actually a recognized disease, “over stashing”!)   And…on the way home…Marilyn gave a lesson on the art of a Chinese fire-drill!!  Then, demanded we demonstrate what we learned, we did fine but “really Harriett, speed it up!!” 

At the October meeting, we finalized plans for the Christmas in the Village.  We will be decorating for an “Old Fashioned Christmas”.   We also chose, as our Christmas project for the community, to be the Attica and Crawfordsville Women’s Abuse centers.  We will be making

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adult and child size quilts.  Shelter staff will give them to those who could use a little love and a hug during this trying time in their lives.  Carletta Cooper from Covington, In. is our newest member.  Carletta and her husband are both “long arm quilters”.  Welcome!

The Holiday season makes all members realize the many blessings we have and thankful that we can share them with others.

Submitted by Marsha Watkins

 

Join us for:

THE 4TH ANNUAL – CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE!

DEC. 7TH & 8TH        4:00 – 7:00 P.M. each evening

See the toymaker, the Dollhouse and the Trains.  Sing along with the strolling carolers.  Have sweets in Kathy’s Kitchen and hot chocolate in the milk house.  Enjoy the bonfire and take some pictures!  Bring along your letter to Santa and mail it at the Post Office.  Check in at the schoolhouse and the general store.

Sit on Santa’s look-alike elf’s knee.  Simply enjoy Christmas activities from a time past!

We will have a Christmas dinner in the clubhouse beginning at noon on Saturday.  Carol Stout has volunteered to do the whole dinner so there is no need to bring a dish to pass.  There will be a “free-will” donation to cover her expenses.

Call Joan Fry @ 765-869-5406 to let her know where and when you will be available to help on this “fun time event”.  (Or, call Tom Swanson @ 765-585-8371.)

 

 

SHORT NEWS ITEM:  John Covault, bass player and singer of the HWY 341 Band (HWY 341 Band has entertained at our show on Friday night the past couple years), has received the “Music in the Heartland Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award” on October 13, 2013 at the Society’s country music reunion in Belgium, Il.  Congratulations John! (To read the entire article on John, go to the Lafayette Journal Review – Nov. 4).

 

You can still order CD’s of the 2013 Illiana Show for $5.00 each.

E-mail orders:  david.eveland@gmail.com

You can view them @ http://goo.gl/chmlwC

DIRECTORS & OFFICERS:

Don Bodine              765-294-4296  (1st Vice President)

Shawn Byroad         765-490-8470

Don Evans                217-304-6167  (2nd Vice President)

Dick Fontaine          765-762-1443

Joan Fry                    765-363-5406

Ed Grubb                  765-585-5195

Doris Manlief           765-742-4922  (Sec-Treasurer)

Jim Manlief              765-742-4922

Art Petty                   765-294-2301

Kenny Short             765-427-2758

Ted Stout                  765-572-2467

Tom Swanson          765-585-8371  (President)

 

THIS IS THE LAST NEWSLETTER* FOR THE YEAR.  I’D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES THOUGH OUT THE YEAR.  SPECIAL THANKS TO BECKY EVELAND FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB SHE DOES ADDING PICTURES AND COLOR TO THE NEWSLETTER.  (Becky was busy this month.)  AND, OF COURSE, THANKS TO PETE VONSTEIN FOR THE GREAT JOB HE DOES ON OUR WEB SITE.  (A.B.)

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of the year to wish everyone:

A Happy Thanksgiving,

A Very Merry Christmas

And, A Healthy Happy New Year! 

 

May 2014 bring Joy & Happiness to all!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you have not paid your 2013-2014 dues, this is your last newsletter.