Wow another drive down and one left to go. I can't believe it. It all went by so quickly. The
one we have left is the annual Cornhuskers Event at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds in
Upper Sandusky, Oh. This is October 10th and the 11th. You may arrive on Friday night the
9th. Camping is available on the fairgrounds with hookups for water and electric. The Comfort Inn (419-294-3891) and the Upper Sandusky Inn (419-294-3919) are nearby if you
would rather stay there.
   BSDC will have vehicles displayed and horses will be stabled in the 4-H barn. You may
drive at your leisure throughout the fairgrounds. Food stands will be available the entire
weekend as well as the flea market and crafts booths. Our club will be setting up for a flea
market again this year, so bring your item or items along. Doesn't have to be horse related,
the proceeds go towards our club. Please price the item and have it here by Friday
between 4 and 8pm. or Saturday between 8 and 9am. There will also be a Farmer's Market
on Saturday from 9am- 12 noon.
   Several members of our club will  be giving carriage rides to the public from 12 noon to
4:00 pm on Saturday and Noon to 3:00pm on Sunday. Some other activities include a
kiddy Pedal Tractor Pull, Ear Corn Toss; Corn Money Hunt; Corn Shelling; Corn Hole
Tournament and a Antique Tractor Pull at 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday and Noon to
3:00 P.M. on Sunday.
   Saturday evening we will be making our Mulligan Stew. The meat is provided so bring
along vegies, etc. for the stew and munchies or desserts. You also may want to bring
along some lawn chairs.
   The event is located on SR 53 and can be reached by exiting the US 23 and going
south towards Upper Sandusky, IF you have any questions please call John or Sara
Hunter at 419-396-6746 or 419-306-2086.
   On Friday October 9th, there will be an FFA BBQ at the Upper Sandusky High
School starting at 4:30 PM until sold out. Breakfast will be available on Saturday morning
in the Dining Hall at 6:30 A.M.
    There will be antique cars, Shingle Making, Antique Farm Machinery, Horse and
Buggy Driving, Antique Tractor Pulling, Spinning Wheel Demo, Antique Tractors, and
Local Arts and Crafts. There will be Horseshoe Pitching Contest (DBLES), Mens Pie
Baking Contest, Old Fashioned Skilled Games, Food Concessions, Cornhole Contest,
Pedal Tractor and Gift Basket raffle.
   For camping information please contact (419-294-4320), Craft Booth or Flea Market
Space (419-294-5442 Dawn Yeater), Food Concessions (419-396-7963 Dave Motta),
General Information www.uppersanduskyoh.com/festival.htm and Antique Tractors
contact (740-482-2506) Don Wilson. And best of all everyone FREE ADMISSION.
   Our annual end of the year banquet will be held at The Plaza in Mt. Victory, Oh. on
November 14th. Reservations will be mailed out by October 1st. So be sure to return
yours so you can come join the fun. Please bring an item for our auction also at the
dinner again this year.
   Anyone who is interested in being on the Board of Trustees, please contact one of
our present board members. If  you need names of numbers please let me know and I
will surely try to help you out. Also don't forget that the dues for the club are going up
next year. This is the first time in 21 years. It will be $25.00 for single or family. Sorry
everyone I just write the information given to me.
   Don't forget Fall is here. You will soon need to winterize your barn and stalls. Please
fill in all cracks and drafts under your doors and windows. You may also want to bed
your stalls deeper so the horses don't have to stand on cold floors. Also, you may
want to buy rodent proof feed containers, those mice and rats can be a real pain when
they are chewing up things like your tack and electrical devices and eating your feed.
And we all know how expensive that is. Keep  your areas under doorways dry and
clean so that the doors don't freeze shut. Use rubber buckets for their water or heated
buckets, the plastic ones tend to crack and break when you bang them around
trying to break up the ice. I know it is more expensive, but in the long run you will
surely appreciate it.
    And last but not least, don't forget the big Quarter Horse Congress down in
Columbus, Oh. That is being held October 2nd through the 25th. Come down and see
all the new trailers and trucks. It is $25.00 a carload no matter how many people you
have, but the rest of the event is free. Don't forget to enter all the buildings and see
all the shows, and go into all the buildings that have the new tack and horse equipment
and apparel. I know I am looking foward to this event. It's a great place to go.
    Have a good Fall season and continue driving. And as always any information you
would like printed please contact me john_and_steph06@yahoo.com or visit our
website www.blackswampdrivingclub.com and Angie will do her best to help you out.