ILLIANA NEWS

APRIL 2010

 

MEETING:

The members of the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. have been invited to Ted & Carol Stout’s house once again for a meeting.  Beginning at 6:30 P.M. on April 19th we will have our usual carry-in dinner so be sure to bring a dish to pass.  Ted & Carol’s home is decorated with lovely antiques and collectables and Ted’s shop is a “work of art” that you don’t want to miss!  There is always something new to see at the Stouts!  So, don’t miss out on this special invitation.  Their address is: 8525 W. 700 S., West Point, In.  Phone:

765-572-2467  (Map at end of letter)

 

CAMPING – HISTORY DAY – WORK DAYS:

A REMINDER:  Kenny Short has planned a camping weekend in conjunction with History Day for April 30th, May 1st and 2nd.  Camping will be $10.00 per night to cover electricity payable to the club %Doris Manlief.  Any questions call Kenny @765-583-2991 or E-mail @ kimshort_9@hotmail.com

 

WORK DAYS:  Work days for History Day will be May 1st and 2nd to get the show grounds cleaned and ready for Monday, May 3rd.  There’s a lot to do – the clubhouse needs “scrubbing”, equipment needs to be moved, picnic tables moved, etc.  Please try to attend one or both days ……….all help is needed!

 

HISTORY DAY – MAY 3RD:  This year the schedule has changed from previous years.  The club will host Benton County fourth graders in the 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. session.

The students will visit the stations as often as they want instead of previous timed limits.  Hopefully, this will prevent one group waiting while another group finishes.  There will be a lunch break for the workers and at 1:00 P.M. – 3 P.M. a group of Senior Citizens and Home Schooled students will attend. 

 

      MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    ALL HELP IS NEEDED TO MAKE

    2010 HISTORY DAY A SUCCESS!

 

NEW MEMBERS:

We’d like to announce new members to the club:  John Fisher – Danville, Il., John Haley – Oxford, In., Travis Helms and Leon Helms – Attica, In.,  Robert Anthrop Jr. – Pine Village, In. and Robert Anthrop Sr. – West Lebanon, In.

 WELCOME to the Illiana Antique Power Assoc.!

 

TRACTOR TRIVIA:

Sear-Roebuck Co. entered the tractor market in 1931 with its Bradley GP, which featured a Waukesha motor and variable-tread wheels.

 

SYMPATHY AND GET WELL:

Member John Baugher passed away on March 19, 2010.  Our sympathy goes out to his family.

Retired food vendor and member, Don Crowder had 5/way by pass surgery.  Don and his wife Camilla owned and operated the “ Huli – Huli” concession that is now owed and operated at our show by Marty and Christy LaFoe.  And, member Dick Fontaine had a hernia operation on March 31st.   We wish them both a speedy recovery!  Up-date on Pam Evans.  Pam was at the Carle Clinic in Champaign, Il. from  3-18-10 to 4-2-10.  She is now back at the Heartland Health Care Center, 1001 E. Pells St., Paxton, Il. 60957.  She’ll begin therapy again soon.  We’re sure she would enjoy cards, letters or visitors.

 

ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITH NEWS:

APRIL MEETING TO PAINT 500 ANVILS (4-10-10)

The Rocky Forge Blacksmith Guild meeting on April 10th will be at Ted Stout’s shop since we have some projects requiring extra equipment.  Coffee and doughnuts will be available around 8:30 A.M.  We have over 500 miniature anvils to paint different colors.  These anvils will be sold to finance our 30th year IBA party.  We will also get started on a weather vane for the women’s building at the show grounds.  Furthermore, if weather permits, some of you can set up outside and pound away.  Bring some lunch, a sandwich or whatever you want, we will provide a pot of bean soup to go with whatever you bring.

After attending the Indiana Blacksmithing Association meeting in March, I am further convinced that we have a great iron in the hat drawing.  You guys keep up the quality so I can continue to brag about your drawing.  Our treasury is showing the results.  As our treasury grows it is really exciting to think we may be able to make the additions to our building.  Those additions will come with good iron in the hat drawings, raffles, endowments and sales at the Illiana show.  Remember, we decided to make and sell trivets at the Illiana show this year, so let’s see what we can make.  Be optimistic about the building completion, look what we accomplished in only 6 or 7 years.  (The year the building was built.)  Help our group grow, bring a friend who is interested in blacksmithing.  See all of you on April 10th, come prepared with a lunch bag, iron in the hat, an eagerness to visit with fellow blacksmiths and a desire to have a fun day.

Submitted by:  Ted Stout / Dominick Andrisani

 

PLEASANT TRAVELS THROUGH LIFE

Life is but a journey on a train, with a pair of travelers at each windowpane. 

I may sit beside you the whole journey through, or I may be seated elsewhere, never knowing you.  But if fate should mark me to sit at your side, let’s be pleasant travelers, it’s so short a ride.        (Author unknown)

 

 

 

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