JULY 2012


SHOW TIME – JULY 20th, 21st & 22nd!

There are no scheduled workdays this year to get ready for the show.  Tom Swanson is planning to be at the grounds from July 14th through the 19th.   Any help and time that you can spend either on the weekend or through the week will be appreciated.  Please help out….there is a lot to do to get ready for the show!




Tell your friends & family to get their tractors, gas engines, implements, cars, toys and hobbies and bring them to the show!  They do not have to be restored to exhibit them.  We want all makes and models.  Let’s have some fun – ‘cause it’s – SHOW TIME!!!



A reminder that Tom Nickle and Art Petty need volunteers to help at the gate!  We need a lot of helpers here….both men and women on all three days.  Also, Carol Stout has volunteered to be in charge of the Pie Booth this year.  She will need some help cutting and selling those delicious deserts!  (Let’s not discriminate, men and boys can help here also.  Don’t worry she won’t make you wear an apron!)



We met on June 25th with 11 members present.  The quilt cabin is newly painted – light and cheery!  We even have an antique light hanging from the ceiling.  That really gives it a different look.  After all the paint, the wood floor looks bad so I hope to have a coat or two of paint on it before the show.  Our collection of quilting, knitting & crocheting books and magazines has grown.  There is something for everyone.  Lots of wonderful hardbacks.  Our project at the meeting was to make a small quilt.  It was a Sudoku Puzzle.  Everyone enjoyed it.  This was one of these blocks that one must really pay attention.   Of course, most people know I can’t talk and work at the same time.  This means I did some “un-sewing”.  Un-sewing means “ripping out”…one of our members re-named it “un-sewing”.  The girls have produced some beautiful quilts, aprons and a variety of other great items.  I’m still looking forward to recycling everything possible.  Hopefully most people will cooperate, but if not, that’s OK to.  Only a few days left till “Show Time” and I’m not ready.  Hope to have lots to say in the August newsletter!

Stop by and visit our “cabin”.

Still un-sewing,  Sophia

Submitted by:  Sophia Rosa



Our next meeting will be in our club building at the Illiana Antique Power show grounds near Rainsville.  The date and time is July 14th at 9:00 A.M.  Coffee and doughnuts should be ready by 8:30.  The day’s plan will be to prepare the building for the Illiana Power Show on July 20, 21 & 22 – which is the following weekend.  I am going to set up my workstation and, except for hand tools, leave it over the next few days.  Security wise, there will be several Illiana members camping during the week to keep an eye on our stuff.  Assuming we get set up, we need to make several of the flowerpot holders that Jim Bolin designed to hang on 6” posts.  I will provide1/2” round stock for that project.  Beyond that we can have open forge time to make whatever you please.  Also, we need volunteers for the State Fair; if you would let me know ahead of time, it would be appreciated, so that we can get our passes on order.  I know it is going to be hot, but I trust that you all will pitch in on July 14th to prepare for the show and be available for the show July 20th-22nd and the State Fair August 6th and 7th.  Another decision we need to consider is whether to have a meeting in August, the same week of the State Fair.

On Friday evening, July 20th, the Illiana has contracted with the “Highway 341 Band” from Wallace, In. for entertainment.  If you have never heard these guys, they are really quite good and do a variety of music.  The food vendors will be open late that evening for our convenience.  Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs for the evening.  A free will offering will be taken to help cover the expense. Lunch on the 14th will be a pitch in and I will bring a large pot of bean soup or we may just bring cold cuts for sandwiches.  So bring what you can to go with those goodies.  See you all on the 14th!

Ted, 765-491-2194

Submitted by:  Ted Stout


Be sure to check out the Pine Creek & Western R.R. and the huge Gas Engine display this year!



On July 20th, Friday night, the Illiana Antique Power Assoc. will host the popular “Highway 341 Band” from Wallace, Indiana.  They will play from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. and will be free to all who are attending the Power Show.  They play Country Music along with some old time Rock ‘n Roll tunes with a scattering of comedy routines mixed in their show.  Bring your lawn chairs and plan to attend!  There will not be a Friday Night Dinner but the food vendors will be open all evening. 













_____1.  CAMPING:  The camping spaces are very limited.  Check with John Carrell at

765-793-3282.    Camping fee is $25.00 each space.

_____2.   PIE BOOTH:  Please donate four pies (cakes, cookies, cobblers, etc. are

                welcome).  Mark the items on the cover as to what flavor it is to make it easier

                for the person to know what to mark the container.  (It’s hard to guess some


                Carol Stout is in charge this year and will need volunteers to help in the

                Pavilion.  Let’s help her for an hour or two.  Everyone who’s in charge of 

                assigned duties needs a “break” to enjoy the show!

_____3.  FLOWERS:  Please loan us your pots of plants or flowers to set around the

               grounds.  It always looks nice to have pots “sprinkled” around the exhibits

               and it makes our show grounds one of the prettiest in the country!

_____4.  P.A. SYSTEM:  Kenny Short will be announcing events over the P.A. system.

               If there is an announcement of interest to you, please let Kenny know.  Contact

               Kenny at: 765-583-2991 or e-mail at: kimshort_9@

_____5.  GATE HELP:  Again we stress the importance to sign up to work the gate.

               Tom & Art need all the help they can get.  It’s fun meeting and talking to the

               people who attend the show…it’s interesting to find out where they have

               traveled from.  We will have a new Scavenger Hunt game created by Adam &

               Jacob Swanson available for the K – 6th grade children to play during the

               show with ice cream for the winners!  These will be passed out along with the

               show programs.

_____6.  TAG SALE:  If you have an item for the sale please bring it to the show

               grounds at least a day or more before the show.  Kenny Evans and Mike

               Shoenhals will be in charge of the sale this year.  Check with them during

               the show to see if they need a “break” from the sale.

_____7.  CHURCH SERVICE:  Plan to attend the church service on Sunday morning at

               8:00 A.M.  It will be held in the Ladies Pavilion.  Larry Sims – Preacher.

_____8.  SELL THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS:  We have some nice prizes.  All misc.

               donations of items for the raffle will be appreciated.  Let’s make some money!

_____9.  NO FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER – HIGHWAY 341 BAND:  Instead of the

               Friday night dinner, the club will host the Highway 341 Band from Wallace,

               In. They will play from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Bring your lawn chairs and

               enjoy the music!  The food vendors will be open in the evening.

____10.  EXHIBITORS:  All exhibitors need to un-load at the west end of the west

               parking lot and drive along the side of the R.R. tracks to the north-east corner

               by the saw mill.  Empty trailers will be stored in the same west parking lot.  No

               trailers are to be left inside the show grounds unless their exhibit is permanent

               on the trailer.  New gate entry and parking will be on the east side of the show

               grounds for the public.

____11.  PRINTED T-SHIRTS:  Be sure and buy one of this year’s new T-shirts from

               Lucille & John Young.  There are two designs to choose from in gray or blue!





Gale Cunningham from “WYXY Classic Radio” – 99.1 FM will be broadcasting from our show early on Friday, July 20th.  He will be there all day!  (Little Tidbit - Gale is a club member and Joan Fry’s brother!)  Gale travels to County 4-H Fairs in both Illinois and Indiana and to other special events around the area.  Tune in to WYXY and listen to all the great old “Classic Country-Western Music!

Also on Friday evening around 6:00 P.M., WHPO Radio from Hoopeston, Il. will be broadcasting for approximately an hour.



Grandparents and parents shine up those pedal tractors and bring them to the show on

Sunday, July 22nd, along with your favorite boys and girls for the Third Annual Kiddie Tractor Parade!  Registration will be in the morning with the parade starting at 1:00 P.M.  Be sure to bring your cameras…it’ll be fun for the whole family!  Prizes will be awarded.



Tractor Olympics will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 A.M.  Randy and Annette Miller along with several club members will host this fun event.  Come and “show off” your skill at maneuvering a tractor through the course of obstacles.  (Practice backing up a wagon – that was the hardest one to do last year!)



If you haven’t been to the Show Grounds lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see the new working Wind Mill, the new School House and the new General Store.  Club members (especially President, Tom Swanson) have worked really hard to add these lovely additions!  CHECK THEM OUT!



Maytag Gas Engine:  owned by Marta Phelps, Covington, In.

If interested contact Anne Bodine:  Ph. 765-294-2768 or E-mail:

for details and price.  (E-mailer’s – see attachment)














                    SHOW TIME


      Power show time is drawing nigh,

      Still lots of work to be done, oh my.

      Come and help, if you can,

      There is a job for every lady and man.


      There is painting and cleaning, lots to get done,

      When we’re all together, it’s so much fun.

      If you have some extra time, even an hour or two,

      Come to the grounds and join the crew.


      So many hard workers, with talents galore,

      Each year they give of their time and much more.

      To make the show a great success,

      The Illiana Power Assoc. members are the best!


      By:  Carolyn Swanson


This was such a good poem by Carolyn that we printed in last year’s July Newsletter, we decided to print it again this year!

Thanks, Carolyn