Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It doesn’t seem possible that another driving season is ending! The Black Swamp Driving Club has just one more event for the 2012 season.

Here is the event for the BSDC in December:

Christmas on the Farm, Kenton, OH, December 15. (Confirmed) This is the last scheduled event for us. Sleigh rides will be given if we have enough snow. This is a great event to wrap up the driving season.

As reporter for the BSDC, I would like to “thank” Jackie Minges for all of her hard work in preparing the newsletter. In the articles we state Please watch the BSDC Newsletter for updates and confirmations of events and activities. Some events may be confirmed or changed at the last minute and I may not have the chance to get the information in the article. The newsletter plays a very important part of our communication within the club. Jackie does a great job with keeping us on track and up to date. Thanks so much!

The Annual Banquet was held at the Royal Buffet in Findlay, Ohio on November 11th. I will report the activities on this in the January newsletter. We always have a great time at the banquet as well as the auction. There are some other activities planned as well, so I am sure it will be a great time.

We will have some new names to be added to the Board of Directors. There were three positions open. There are two, three year terms, and one, one year term. We will be voting on these positions at the banquet. Thanks to everyone that volunteered to be on the ballot.  

I would like to extend a very special “thank you” to all the hosts and co-hosts of the 2012 driving season. It takes a lot of time and effort to put the activities together, a lot of behind the scenes work that we sometimes take for granted. We have a great time at the events and it couldn’t happen without you.

Thanks to the membership for supporting these activities. It takes everyone to make the BSDC a success!

At this time I would like to “thank” our 2012 officers for their time and hard work.

We do have new dates for the 2013 meetings for the BSDC. The meetings will be held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Arlington, Ohio. Meetings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.. (Please mark your calendars!)


Since this is the holiday season I am submitting a picture of the display of sleighs we had at the Wyandot Historical Society event in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The pictures were taken by Roger Higgins Jr., hopefully the Equine Journal can print them in the article.

If anyone has pictures of club activities, or pictures you would like to submit,  please send them to me via email.  I know there are several members that takes pictures, so please send to my email address. The pictures must be at least 300 DPI.  If anyone has any news that you would like to place in the article, please email me at or call-me at 740-251-7193.

In closing, Have a great and safe holiday season. We will see everyone at the meetings starting in January. Merry Christmas!

The club always extends an open invitation to the public to come and join us. We do have a good time and always keep safety a priority.
This is all the news that I have for this month. If there is something you need to add or would like to see in the article, please let me know.

Until next month,

Roger Higgins Jr. / Reporter