There will not be any Illiana Antique Power Assoc. meetings for Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb. This will be the last newsletter for the year. You will receive the next newsletter in March 2012 regarding the March meeting. We’d like to take this time to wish all of you an “early” HAPPY THANKSGIVING, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A JOYOUS AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! Have a safe winter!
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT:
Hello to everyone,
The first week of October has been beautiful and the farmers are really reaping the harvest! Fun Day weekend was busy with a lot of work getting accomplished on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who helped put up the ceiling in the school house, especially Shawn Byroad for helping with securing it. Also to Don and Roger Evans for installing new electric wiring in it. Saturday was a bit chilly and windy but Sunday was sunny and everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner. Jim Lawhorn brought his new cider press and made cider, very tasty I might add, and John and Jessie Byroad made homemade ice cream, cold and very good. We had several trains running and I got to ride with Steve Dye on his new train that he built himself. Outstanding!
It was nice watching Clayton Bodine
operating the Big
Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 5th. For those of you that can help, we will be putting up Christmas lights and decorations in preparation for our Christmas in the Village on December 10th and 11th. If you have any old lights you are not using anymore, bring them with you.
There will not be any more monthly club meetings till March of next year, however, we will have soup, etc. on Saturday night December 10th following the Christmas showing. Come and enjoy the night with us. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!!
THE ILLIANA CLUB HAS TRULY BEEN BLESSED IN 2011.
Thank you to everyone for all that you do. Tom Swanson
P.S. I forgot to mention…if you’re interested in a Ford 3 Pt. Cultivator, submit a written offer to me. Also, the wheat was sowed October 4th, thanks to Kevin Peterson, Peterson Seeds, for donating Pioneer Seed. And, a last thank you to all who helped on September 17th when we set the windmill. It was quite a project with plenty of helpers.
Doesn’t it look great as you drive into the show grounds?!
PINE CREEK & WESTERN R.R. NEWS:
Hi everybody! Well,
the beautiful fall weather and crisp morning air made a great backdrop for the
billowing clouds of steam floating over the yards of the old Pine Creek &
Western during our steam-up held in conjunction with “Fun Day 2011”. Five engines were seen going through their
paces all day. Always welcome guest “
Submitted by: Finny Filchak
ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH NEWS:
Our regular Rocky Forge meeting will be at
Submitted by: Ted Stout
Allis-Chalmers pioneered the use of rubber tires on farm
tractors with its
The Illiana Antique Power Assoc. would like to announce
newest members Mark and Nancy Baker of
TRI-COUNTY QUILTERS NEWS:
HELLO from Tri-County Quilters,
We met at PV Fire Station
on the 26th with twelve quilters present. A lady we met at the power show was
interested in coming to our meeting. Her
decision to spend time with us last month was good timing. We had a carry-in with lots of food. She brought her first quilt and, although it
wasn’t finished, it was a beautiful thing.
She could teach us a few things.
She lives in
Barbara had to press since she didn’t bring her machine. I will write more in the spring!
Still in stitches, Sophia
Submitted by: Sophia Rosa
GET WELL & SYMPATHY:
Member Gary Burnell has been in and out of the hospital and
nursing home last month in
Long time member Ivan Wann died on September 13th at The Waters of Covington following a lengthy illness. Ivan took great pride in farming and always had an outstanding garden. He supplied the sweet corn for our Friday Night Dinner during one of our shows. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our sympathy to all his
I’d like to thank my “roving reporters”: Tom Bastin, Finny Filchak, Joan Fry, Sophia Rosa, Kenny Short and Ted Stoup for their articles throughout the year. Good Job Everyone! Thanks for your help……Anne Bodine
REMINDER: 2011-2012 dues need to be
paid! Send $20.00 to Doris Manlief,
AN OPEN HOUSE/BARN
SAT. – OCTOBER 29TH
F.G. McGRADY FARMS
(1/4 mile south of
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Pumpkin Pie & Cider!
See Doc’s new post & beam barn he has built filled with his antique tractors & equipment! Doc has been collecting for several years and has quite a collection!
As I was finishing the newsletter, I discovered Joan Fry had chest pains and was rushed to the ER. Luckily, it was not a heart attack and Joan will be having further tests done. She’s feeling better now with medication. GET WELL, GIRL!!
And, thanks to Tom Swanson and Bob Folk, the clubhouse is “wearing” a new bright red paint job. WOW! Can’t wait to see it…..won’t it look great at the Christmas in the Village?!
DEC. 10TH AND 11TH - 2011
Bodine’s house this year. Please attend the club’s Christmas in the Village!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!