The next meeting of the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. will be September 19, 2011 at the show grounds. See Tom Swanson’s letter for details for the carry-in dinner beginning at 6:30 P.M.
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT:
Hello to all,
I can’t believe Labor Day is here already. I don’t know about your area, but around the Rainsville area, we are getting some relief from the heat along with some rain showers that are a blessing for the farmers. We have had two Directors meetings since the show. Kenny Short is going to be stepping down as Vice President. Kenny has always been a tireless worker and a promoter for our club and our show. He will continue to serve as a director. My thanks to you, Kenny, for everything you have done to help me and others and especially this past show in my absence.
Don Bodine will be the First Vice President and Don Evans will be our new Second Vice President.
Mark you calendars for Saturday, September 17th. That is the date we are tentatively shooting for to set the Windmill. Everyone come and bring your cameras. It’s not every day you will see an old windmill set. This is going to be a wonderful addition to our show grounds. I sincerely thank John Senesac of Ambia (Warren Co.) for donating this to us.
Owen Moudy has a wonderful idea for a new tractor line-up for next year’s show. It would be an A thru Z model alphabetical line-up of tractors. If you would like to enter your tractor in this, contact Owen or myself. Naturally, we want all brands of tractors to be included. Once they are in line on the grounds, they would be in the parade in like formation and order starting from A thru Z.
See you at our September Meeting!
Thank you, Tom Swanson
NOTE: weather permitting, bring your hot dog sticks, dishes to pass and lawn chairs to the meeting and we will have an old fashioned Weiner Roast! Carolyn and I will furnish the hot dogs and buns.
WORK DAY SHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 17TH
AT THE SHOW GROUNDS TO SET THE WIND-
MILL. BRING YOUR CAMERAS!
CAMPING WEEKEND AND FUN DAY:
The camping will be September 30th, October 1st and Fun Day on October 2nd. There will be a carry-in dinner at around 2:00 P.M. on Sunday. We are also planning to have a workday on Saturday to winterize the Clubhouse. There are a lot of thing we need to do to get it ready for the winter and get it sealed up. (No frozen pipes this year!) So, if anyone can’t make it on Sunday but could make it on Saturday, we need all the help we can get. The Fun Day activities will include train rides, maybe a ride on the people mover and just some good fellowship. Camping fees are $10.00 per night. This is not mandatory but it is a help to the club to cover any additional costs. If there are any questions about camping (or costs) please call me at 765-583-2991 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see all of you then.
Kenny and Kim Short
ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH NEWS:
John Haley, our friend and member of both the Rocky Forge
Blacksmith group and the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. was killed in a recent
tractor accident near his home in
The next meeting of the Rocky Forge group will be at Ted’s shop on September 10th, starting with coffee and doughnuts at 8:30. Lunch will be blank, blank and blank, so bring something to go with it! (This ought to be good!) Be sure to bring items for iron in the hat, your own blacksmithing tools and some coal. We will forge hot metal, tell stories about John and enjoy the day; you never know when it will be your last!
Submitted by: Ted Stout
TRI-COUNTY QUILTERS NEWS:
We had our meeting on the 22nd of August with 12
members present. We worked on baby
We had a brown bag lunch and every thing went fine until I spilled my 32 oz. coke in Joan Fry’s plate! I felt bad but their quick reaction was priceless! Our club is planning on decorating our little quilt clubhouse for Christmas again this year. Last year we nearly froze to death and then everyone knows what happened that weekend. (For those who don’t know…..it rained on Saturday evening and a snow stormed blew in on Sunday. So, it was cancelled for that day!) This year we may decorate in late October or November and put the outside things out later.
ONLY 10-1/2 MONTHS TILL SHOW TIME!
Still in stitches, Sophia
Submitted by: Sophia Rosa
HERE’S A SUGGESTION SOPHIA… How about the Quilter Ladies make matching aprons for the workers in the Ladies Pavilion who sell those delicious deserts during our show???
PINE CREEK & WESTERN R.R. NEWS:
Hey everybody. Well I think the worst is finally over, and I for one, am really looking forward to these beautiful weeks ahead. Fall has always been my favorite season. In that spirit I just can’t wait for “Fun Day” and all the wonderful sights, sounds and smells that come with it. The sight of one of our little trains muscling it’s way up the grade, the sound of it’s exhaust telling all, “Here I come!” And, that wonderful aroma of coal smoke and hot cylinder oil drawing all down to the depot for a chance to ride these miniature masterpieces. Now after all that, how can any of you live steamers not attend this great event on Sunday, October 2nd? Please come and bring your engines, and if you have none to bring, come anyway and run someone else’s! Seriously, please try to attend.
And don’t forget, “Always keep a close eye on the water!”
Submitted by: Finny Filchak
ENGINE SHED NEWS:
Fall is fast approaching and is my favorite time of the
year. We get great camping weather and
good shows to go and see. Maybe we
should do a fall show. Our grounds look
great in the fall! I’ve been busy since
the last post, family re-union, went to the
One concern I heard was that we are going to need more room for engines very soon. I was also told by Paul that my engine count was off by a few. It seems he counted as well and, get this, his count was 310 gas engines! I hope he is correct. But once again, everyone said “it’s one of their favorite show”.
So, where do we go next?
There’s - Elnora,
P.S. As a final note, the high point of the Pontiac Show for me was when a man asked if I could bale alfalfa hay. Well, yes I can but I didn’t have any. He wanted a bale for his blind father to smell. He went and found some so I made him three bales. That man will be smelling hay for a while now! I think I’ll go back next year and see if he needs more.
Submitted by: Tom Bastin
International Harvester Corp. registered the name “Farmall” on July 17, 1923.
Henry Dreyfuss, who designed John Deere’s first “styled” tractors in 1938, got his start designing theater sets.
REMINDER THAT CLUB DUES FOR 2011 – 2012 ARE DUE NOW! SEND $20.00 TO DORIS MANLIEF,
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
SEPTEMBER 17TH - SET THE WINDMILL
SEPTEMBER 19TH - MEETING
SEPTEMBER 30TH & OCTOBER 1ST - CAMPING
OCTOBER 1ST - WORK DAY
OCTOBER 2ND - FUN DAY
Let’s take a moment on the Anniversary of 9-11 to remember all who lost their lives that day!
HAVE A SAFE HARVEST!!