Black Swamp Driving Club News

By Fred Thompson

The first meeting of 1999 was held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Findlay with 16 members braving the elements to attend. Snacks and a social "hour" was enjoyed by everyone prior to the opening of the meeting.

Everyone was pleased with the article about the three Ohio driving clubs in the COUNTRY LIVING magazine. After reading the article, Bill Weaver of Longaberger baskets , contacted Roger and Susan Murray and asked if the three Ohio driving club would be interested in planning a drive in conjunction with their opening of the Homestead and the Crawford Barn Museum. Roger and Susan are going to meet with Bill Weaver on Jan 18th to discuss the detail. Ivan Burkholder of Western Reserve Carriage Association will also attend.

It was agreed to by the officers that anyone that sponsors a club drive and has to rent facilities will be reimbursed up to $50.00 per drive to help offset the cost of the rent.

The officers for 1999 will be announced at the Feb. meeting.

The February meeting will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church on W. Bigelow in Findlay, Oh. on Feb. 7th between 2pm and 4pm. Directions: from 224, go west of I-75 to the first light which is Northridge Rd. (Cracker barrel Restaurant is on the corner), turn right and go to the end. The church will be on your right. Please bring snacks to share and coffee and punch will be provided.

If you wish to host on event, Please notify the board of directors of your intentions so the date can be reserved.


April 15-17-Carriage Auction at Topeka, IN.

May 2-Drive at Spencerville, IN.

May 16-Drive at Hamler sponsored by Angie Hohenbrink

June 4-6-Carriage Weekend at Kentucky Horse Park

June 10-13-Equitana at Louisville, KY.

June 13-Draft Horse Fun Show at Napoleon, OH.

June 20-Drive at Pettisville sponsored by Henry zumFelde

July 5-Hardin County fairgrounds July 4th Celebration

August 29-Drive at Bucyrus, OH. hosted by Sandy Young

September 11-Drive at Oak Openings near Maumee

September 15-18 -CAA Conference

September 30-Carriage Auction at Topeka, IN.


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