July 2006 BSDC Newsletter

Greetings from the Black Swamp Driving Club.  We hope you are all enjoying some time with your four legged friends while staying cool and fly-free.  We have great things to report and a lot to look forward to this driving season. 

      We kicked of our 2006 season with the Higgins/Emmons Amish Drive on May 20th.  The weather was wonderful and many folks joined in for a wonderful meal and a beautiful and relaxing drive.  Many stopped at the local shops along the way to browse and visit.  It was a perfect way to begin the new season and get back into traveling mode, so we all could prepare for the big trip to Kentucky

      Many Black Swamp Members made the journey to Kentucky for the Carriage Round up on June 2nd-4th.  Many came on Friday and enjoyed some evening driving before settling in for the night.  More turnouts arrived on Saturday and most drove throughout the day.  However, the highlight of the evening was of course the tailgate event.  Everyone had a lovely time enjoying each other’s company and the food was great, as usual.   It seemed everyone had something to add to our “You might be a Redneck if…..” theme.  After lots of laughs and great food, the fun continued as we all got prepared for the twilight drive. The night air was perfect and the park was beautiful as it always is. 

      As we write this article we are preparing to enjoy our weekend at Al and Angie

 Hohenbrink’s drive on June 17-18th, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

          The picnic at Joe and Ann Bell’s house will be July 23rd with no horses just food, carriages and fun.  Please bring your favorite carriage to show as they will host a carriage show and there will be judging on the various displays. The potluck will begin at 1:00 pm.  Directions from Arlington, Ohio-Take S.R. 103 East to C. R. 8 (2nd road to the left.)  Go 1 and ½  miles on the left.  From U.S. 30 go to S.R. 37, turn right, catch S.R. 103 corner of Mt. Blanchard.  Go to 1st road on the right C.R. 8 and go 1 and ½ miles on the left.    




     Please, if you are hosting a drive please be sure to send (snail mail) detailed directions and exact times to either Mary or myself.  Please document the information exactly how you would like it to appear in the article.  We will copy it word for word to ensure accuracy.  We also need pictures.  It is very important that we have this before the 10th of the month.  That is the new due date for the article. 


We’ll see all of you at the next drive.   Take care and safe driving.


Mary Elliott and Julie Murphy