October 2011 Newsletter

 

Happy Fall Black Swampers!!!   Can you believe it??   This year is going by fast, and you know what? We still are driving!!!  We have drives coming up and our annual banquet.  Here is a list of the drives yet to come:

 
October 4-9 - National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
 
October 8 - Hites' Homestead Drive, Kenton, Ohio  

October 16 - Parker Bridge, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
 
November 5 - Maumee Bay State Park Drive, Oregon, Ohio
 
November 12 - Annual Banquet, Plaza Inn, Mt.Victory, Ohio
 
December 17 - Christmas at the Farm, Kenton, Ohio
 
As you can see there are a lot of activities still in store for the club.
 
Here are the details for The Gillfillans drive, October 8 - Hites' Homestead Drive, Kenton, Ohio  
 
    We are planning on meeting sometime after 1:00 p.m. with a potluck at 4:00. The meat will be furnished so please bring some other goodies for the potluck. We will be eating at the log cabin. Those arriving at 1:00 can either hitch and drive or you can pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch at the Hites Farm until the potluck. We are planning an evening drive if its not too late. Here is the address for the Hites Farm, 8980 Twp. Rd. 189 Kenton, Ohio. 
 
Directions: State Rt 68 to the Hi-Road Drive-In theatre (about 4 miles North of Kenton) turn East on County Rd. 90., Co. Rd. 189 is located about 5 roads on the right, signs will be posted. Turn right on 189 about 1 1/2 half miles the farm is on the left.
 
From St. Rt 67 East of Kenton about 4 miles is County Rd. 189. Turn North about 1 1/2 miles, the homestead is on the right.
 
If you have questions give Connie or Gary a call at 567-674-0151
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Julie Emmons has sent some information on their drive, October 16 - Parker Bridge, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
 

PARKER BRIDGE DRIVE - October 16 - Hosted  by Julie Emmons and family.  This beautifully cared for covered bridge built in 1873 over the Sandusky River will certainly make for a great Fall drive in Upper Sandusky. The drive is approximately 5 miles. Pot luck is at 12:00. Porta potty on site.  Directions:  US 23 to OH 53 exit and go right to Rt 67 and turn right.  At the brown Parker Bridge sign, (TH37) turn left and go to TH40 (1st road to the right), covered bridge parking is on the right in the big field.  Watch for BSDC signs.  Contact Julie Emmons:  740-361-3885.

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You won't want to miss these drives, they sound great!!  One drive is at a log cabin and the other is at a covered bridge, it's great we have different drives like these, out of the ordinary, makes the drives more interesting.  

 
Our Annual Banquet will be November 12th at the Plaza Inn, in Mt. Victory, Ohio. The restaurant is located on St. Rt. 31 South of Kenton, Ohio. We are having the full buffet including the salad bar, full hot bar which has carved Roast Beef, Ham, Chicken, and one other meat, all the sides to go with the it, and a full dessert bar! and your drink is included too. The food is great!!!  So please plan to attend, always a great time. Please watch your BSDC Newsletter for more details and reservation form.  If you have any questions please contact Roger at 740-251-7193.
 
Also, if you are interested in being on the Board of Directors, please let us know so your name can be added to the ballot. There are several positions open, (two) 3 year terms and (one) 1 yr. term.
 
This has been a great year so far!!!  and yes, more to come, so please come and join us!  There is "always" an open invitation for those interested in the club, and for the members, please come and support the drives. A lot of work and effort goes into making them successful.
 
This is all I have for this month. If anyone has information to put in the article, please email Roger Higgins Jr. at higgy122@msn.com or contact number is 740-251-7193.
 
Until next month,
 
Enjoy!!!
 
Roger Higgins Jr./ Reporter