From Madame President:
Where has the summer gone? The Fairs are over and school is about to start – how could this happen? Once again, we have enjoyed some great events with more in the near future. The Picnic at Dan and Sue Crabill’s was such fun!! Nice weather, great food as always, wonderful accommodations and some really enjoyable and crazy games, made for a picnic to be remembered. We played a Dutch origin, horseshoe type game, introduced by Butch Miner, that to me, once you were accustomed to it, was better than horseshoes. Then, Danny and Butch combined forces to create “Chicken Chit” and “Cow Pie” Bingo. (There is a chance I’ve misquoted the names.) Neither of them could get into the chicken cage to draw the Bingo Board, so they drafted the Youth Rep for that task. (Thank you Liz.) A special thanks to Dan and Sue for hosting the event, and to Butch & Fritz and Steve & Wendy for all the help they provided!
Our next event will be the Corn Harvest at Frank & Debbie Bradt’s. The original date of September 16 & 17 has been determined to be too early for the corn, so the new date will likely be September 30th -October 1st. There is a chance the weather will not cooperate, so please be sure to call. The other possible date is the following weekend, October 7th and 8th, so please call to check. Again, we will have a Pass a Dish on Saturday night and a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning. Donations of coffee, milk, syrup, juice, eggs, etc., are always welcome for the breakfast. (Editor Note: Debbie has said they could use eggs, bacon, sausage, butter and maple syrup—no pancake mix—she says she has plenty.) You are welcome to camp out with your horses. Seems in the past few years there have been fewer brave souls attempting this, but know that you are welcome.
On September 17th, Fulton and Montgomery Counties will again host their “Sundae on the Farm” this year at the Hu Hill Farm, Lighthall Road, in Fort Plain. The directions to the farm will be included elsewhere in this newsletter. Teams are welcome to come and give rides to the public to help promote agriculture in the county. The rides will be given from 12 noon to 4:00 PM if you are able to help out.
The Patterson Family will host the Wagon Train and would like to have it on October 15th...but again, please call to be sure of the dates. After the Wagon Train, we will have a Pass a Dish. Dan and Joe have been out with the Wasp and Hornet spray, so, for those not following Steve Battisti and avoiding the bees last year, don’t worry! The leaves have just started to color, so we should have a beautiful ride.
Our next event will be the Fall Meeting (Ed Note: October 21 @ 6:30 PM) to be held at the Ames Firehouse. This year we will have a Pass a Dish Meal as the Fire Company is unfortunately, not able to provide a dinner for us this year. This is the meeting in which we elect our Officers for the coming year. All positions are considered open with the exception of four Director positions. Both Pete Frueh – Director, and myself – President, must leave office in this year. If you are interested in any position in the Club, you must make this known to the remaining Directors – Steve Battisti, Dan Paterson, Butch Miner or Tom Eriksen. These remaining directors are charged with providing a slate of officers to be voted on at the Fall Meeting. Please call them or speak to any of them at the upcoming events to express an interest you may have in any office. It’s a great group of people to be involved in and I can say for myself, it has been a great pleasure to have been involved in the leadership of this Club! Thanks to all of you!
Wendy Battisti and Fritz Ann Surace are already working on the Christmas Party and will update us at the Fall Meeting.
See you at the upcoming events! SueSundae on the Farm
September 17 Hu Hill Farm (518) 887-5740
SUNDAE ON THE HU HILL FARM DIRECTIONS: From Amsterdam--take Route 5S into Fort Plain and then go Route 80 South for 6 1/2 miles. Take a right on Lighthall Rd. #232 (their house number) is on the right side of road.
From Springfield Center--at the intersection of Route 20 and 80, go 11 miles north and take left on Lighthall Rd. #232 (their house number) is on the right side of road.
From Herkimer--Route 28 South through Mohawk. Before the hill turn left on Route 169 and it is 9 miles when you bear left at the "Y" to Lighthall Rd. #232. Corn Harvest
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
RAIN DATES: Oct. 7& 8 Frank & Debbie Bradt’s (518) 234-2379
Saturday Night it will be a pass-a-dish
Sunday morning it will be breakfast.
Overnight campers welcome! Wagon Train
October 15 Dan & Marilyn Patterson’s
We will have pass a dish after the ride– Wagons HO!!!!!!!October Meeting
***ERDHA ELECTIONS*** October 21
We will be doing a pass-a-dish for this meeting too :o)
Christmas Party Dec 9 ??? ??? ?????????