It's August and things are heating up! The Black Swamp Driving Club is moving on! We have a couple of new drives just added. It's not too late to have a drive this year. Just let us know and we can add it to the list.

Here is the list of drives and events for the club:

Day trip for Sleigh Collection, Oak Harbor, Ohio, August 12. (Confirmed)

Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, September 16. (Confirmed)

Coon Hunters Drive, Tiffin, OH, September 23. (Confirmed)

Hite's Log Cabin Drive, Kenton, OH, October 6. (Confirmed)

Vail Meadows-Maumee State Park Drive, Oregon, OH, October 28. (Confirmed)

Annual Banquet, November, (Pending)

Christmas on the Farm, Kenton, OH, December . (Confirmed)

Please watch the BSDC Newsletter for updates and confirmations of driving events. Some events may be confirmed or changed at the last minute and I may not have to get the information in the article. Directions and times are in the newsletter. Please remember, if you are hosting a drive submit your details to Jackie so the information gets in the newsletter. You can always give the details to any board member and we can make sure she gets it. Please submit your event details as soon as possible. We don't want to miss important information regarding your event. Sometimes it's too late when we get the information, so sooner the better.

We have had a great time so far this year. The club has enjoyed several drives and events, and we are looking forward to more in the coming months. The day trips were awesome, the Carriage Round-up was great, the Safety Clinic was a success, in all, the club is covering alot of territory, from hands on driving to education regarding driving.

Congratulations to Mary Elliott and Linda Spears! They brought the club to a winning prize at the Carriage Round-Up at the KY Horse Park. They were the force behind the tail-gate party. The theme "Red Solo Cup", it was awesome! Thanks ladies, it was great! On behave of the BSDC, "Thanks" to Suzie and Charlie Pope and their staff for hosting the Carriage Round-Up. It was a great time, everyone enjoyed it!

I am going to try to add pictures to the article, so if anyone has pictures via email, please send them to me. I know there are several members that take pictures and I think it would help others know of just what we are about.

If anyone has any news that you would like to place in the article, please email me at higgy122@msn.com <http://higgy122%40msn.com/> or call-me at 740-251-7193. That way we won't miss anyone, or any news that we need to share.

The club aways extends an open invitation to the public to come and join us. We do have a good time and always keep safety a priority. We have alot going on. Some events are completed and others are yet to be held, so come and check us out.

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.

With that being said, until next month,

Enjoy!

Roger Higgins Jr. / Reporter