July 2009 BSDC Newsletter

By Stephanie Miles


I'm glad you guys all  had a good time at the Kentucky Horse Park this

year. I'm sorry we missed it once again. We had something important to
take care of. I heard about the washout on Saturday, but when it cleared
up you still got to take your drive and tailgate. FYI: It is NOT safe to hold
onto metal tent poles during a lightening storm. Ha Ha I found out Mary
and Linda.
     Reminder, July 10th in Forest, Oh they will be holding their annual
Tree Town Festival. Lineup for the parade will be at 5:30pm and the parade
begins at 6:30pm. During the lineup there will be a $25.00 prize for
the best hitch.
     July 19th will be Angie and Al's "Funday" in Hamler, Oh. The potluck
will be at noon. There is going to be plenty of stuff to do from games to
an obstacle course. You can even hitch up and take a drive. Here are
the directions in case you would like to come and join us for the fun:
D529 Road 10 Hamler, Oh. Take State Route 109 to south edge of
Hamler, turn west on Hubbard (also known as County Road E) go one
mile, turn left on Twp. Road 10. It will be the second house on your
right. If you have any questions you can call (419)274-1122. If there is
inclement weather, they may have to cancel due to the mud.
     The Ohio CDE will be holding Carriages in the Park located in Pennisula
Oh. This will be at the Cuyahoga National Park in Howe Meadow. You
only have until July8th to enter this event. You can visit their website at
     August 1st in Fremont, Oh Jenny Secrist will be holding her drive in
Jenny's woods. Her address is 4316 Napoleon Road. I will get better
instructions so you will know the easiest or fastest way to get there. Also
in August John Miles will be holding his drive at the Hancock County
Historical Societies "Backstreet Days" on August 22nd. It is located on
Sandusky street in Findlay, Oh. We will displaying our carriages along with
antique cars dated from 1800's to early 1900's. You may dress the era if
you would like. The museum will be open if you wish to take a tour.
     Don't forget the Fall Frolic September 18,19, and 20th. in Granville,
Oh. Roger and Sue Murrays drive being held with the Western Reserves
in Tiffin, Oh will be at the Coonhunter's Club.
     October 6-11th is the National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park. There
will be booths, vendors and traders available. They will also offer the CAA
Driver Proficiency Evaluation. This helps increase your awareness and
knowledge of driving and how to do it safely and correctly. They have
also added Melissa Boyd to their staff as Safety Co-ordinator. She will
be available around the barn for any questions you may have or if you
need any help. You can visit their website for more information on this
event. It is http://www.nationaldrive.net/nationaldrive/index.html. Call
(859)233-0512. They have also reserved twenty five campsites at the
Horseparks Campground if you need them.
     Upper Sandusky will be holding their annual Cornhuskers on
October 10th and 11th. Bring your food to add to the mulligan stew
and any unused items you aren't using for the yard sale. This is
also during the National Drive at Kentucky Horse Park, so you will
need to make a decision on which one you would like to attend.
     November will be our end of the year banquet, but we still havn't
made a decision on where that event will take place, so I will
announce that at a later date.
     I would like to thank each and every one of you that have
enjoyed reading my articles. I have recieved so many compliments
on them. If any of you have any ideas, drives, etc please feel free to
let me know. I will gladly post them for you. You can contact me
at 567-208-3094 or email me john_and_steph06@yahoo.com. You
can also visit our clubs website at www.blackswampdrivingclub.com.
You can message Angie Hohenbrink on there also to post anything
you may want to add.
     I hope everyone is enjoying the drives this year. There are plenty
more to come. Please keep maintenance update on your vehicle
and look over your horse especially his hooves to be sure they
are safe. Don't want any accidents. Be Safe!