BSDC October Newsletter 2006    


 Greetings from the Black Swamp Driving Club.  We hope you are enjoying the cool air of fall.  As we write this article we are preparing to have a great time driving at  the Sandusky River Coonhunter’s club near Tiffin sponsored by Roger and Sue Murray. 


     In August we had a great turnout for the potluck at Sandy and Larry Young’s house.

It was very warm and sunny but the breeze helped us stay cool enough to enjoy the entire day together.  We began our drive with a loose horse enjoying a run through the pasture with a partially hitched cart behind her.  You probably guessed the horse was my Megan.  Fortunately she steered clear of all the expensive items like the fence row and the barn, and all the potentially deadly items like the pond and the road.  After a short jaunt around the pasture she decided she’d had enough and just stopped.  We finished hooking up and went on to enjoy a great, but very slow drive. We took so long that Peg came to check on us.  By the time we reached the apple orchard, Megan was ready to stand still enough for us to pick some delicious apples.  Five turnouts braved the heat and the horse flies for a relaxing drive through the surrounding area and the apple orchard.  We then returned for some delicious ice cream and fellowship and had a chance to meet several of Larry and Sandy’s neighbors.  Lastly, the children, and even some of the adults tried their hand at catching frogs in the pond.  It was a wonderful day.      


     You are all invited to the Wyandot County County Harvest and Corn Festival to be held October 14-15, 2006 at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds, Upper Sandusky, Ohio hosted by John and Sara Hunter.  You may arrive on Friday night the 13th, as camping is available with hook-ups for water and electicity.  There are several motels nearby-Comfort Inn (419-294-3891), Amerihost Inn (419-294-3919) or Day’s Motel (419-294-5161.)  BSDC will have vehicles displayed and horses will be stabled in the 4-H horse barn.  You may drive at your leisure throughout the fairgrounds. 


     Saturday night we will be making Mulligan Stew with meat furnished.  Please bring some veggies to add to the stew.  Also bring another dish to share such as munchies or dessert.  Coffee and rolls will be provided each morning. 


     Food stands will be set up on the grounds as well as other activities and contests for you to enjoy.  Now just pray for some great weather and we will be all set.  For more information call John and Sara Hunter at 419-396-6746.  We hope to see everyone there. General information and a schedule of festival events can be obtained at the following website;


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


Mary Elliott and Julie Murphy