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2009 August Final

2009 August Final

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AUGUST 2009Newsletter
Salt River Antique PowerAssociation , Inc.
Next Meeting
: August 20th. at
7:30 pm
Meeting Location
We meet at the Spencer County Extension Office located at 66 Spears Drive. To get there,turn right off Hwy 155 between the Country Mart and the Citizens Union Bank on IndustrialBlvd in Taylorsville, go one block and turn left on to Spears Drive.
2009 Officers President: Scott LeCompte 502-633-5030 Secretary: Teresa Scherffius 502-244-5279Vice Pres: Jim Hance 502-220-6016 Treasurer: Steve Scherffius 502-244-5279
Additional thoughts about our meetings for new and prospective members:
Our normal meeting night is the 3rd Thursday of the months January through November.
We have a Christmas party on a Friday or Saturday night in December in place of that month’s meeting.
 Our meetings start at 7:30 pm and usually run about one hour.In January, April, July and October, we gather at 7:00 pm for our quarterly dinner before the 7:30 Meeting.============================================================================
Our sympathy:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our members that are in poor health.============================================================================
This month’s featured couple is W. D. (Billy) and Mary Lou Florence. Billy and Mary Lou are two of the
founding members of our Club. Billy and Mary Lou were interested in establishing a club that supported thepreservation of antique farm equipment and the values that are a part of the American farming heritage.Billy set up a phone group and called the first meeting together back in 1993. That initial group put this Clubtogether setting a charter, establishing by-laws, creating theLogo and setting in motion the Club that we enjoy today.As part of the initial set up, Billy was elected to be the first
President of the “Salt River Antique Power Association”.
 We had a great visit today, and the more that we talked,the more that we realized that Billy and Mary Lou have awealth of information to share about the history of ourClub and about the Taylorsville community. Chat withthem when you can. It will be interesting.By the way, August 29th of this year, this very upbeatcouple will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
August 2009 PAGE 2
Upcoming Events:
A Plow Day
has been scheduled for Saturday, August 8th, at the sod farms off of KY Hwy 1694 on SchulerLane. From the Gene Snyder Hwy 841, take Hwy 22 east to Hwy 1694, go northeast to Schuler Lane andfollow the signs. The start time is 8:00am. Our Club member contact is Gene Crady at 502-592-0341.
The Eminence Day Parade and show
will be held Saturday, August 8th. They are staging at the oldBrunswick Plant in Eminence at 8:00am for a parade start at 9:00am.
Our Club Picnic
will be held Sunday, August 9th, at the Finchville Ruritan Club in Finchville, Kentucky. Weplan to gather at 2:00pm for a late lunch and socializing.
A Tractor Drive
is being put on Saturday, August 22nd, by our member Roger Brown. The Drive will startat 1:00pm from the field behind the Country Pantry grocery located at the intersection of KY Hwy 1319 andDawson Hill Road in the Northeastern tip of Bullitt County. After taking a 15 mile tour of some Kentuckyback roads, you will be able to enjoy some great food and tractor games. For safety reasons, you are askedto have the safety triangle on your tractor, and only one person on the tractor unless you have a seat for theadditional person. A tow chair or strap would also be a good idea.
The Robert Yount Antique Farm Machinery Show
will be held on August 28th and 29th at the YountFarm located at 5541 Bethlehem Road, Pleasureville, KY, 1.5 miles north of Bethlehem, KY. This show willfeature tractors, steam engines and horses. There will be a host of working displays including hayingoperations, plowing and disking, the Rock Crusher, a Thrashing Machine, and two working Saw Mills.In preparation for this show, a group of us ran the binders through the wheat field where we cut and bound3 wagon loads of wheat for the Thrashing Machine to process. We took pictures and video so you will beable to see the whole process.There will also be good food and Bluegrass music Friday night. A special part of the event will be the AntiqueTractor Pull which will include a
Steam Engine Pull
on Saturday evening. You will not want to miss this!Contact Robert Yount at 502-845-4068 for show information and Reuben Yount at 502-706-0083 forinformation on the pull.
The Brownsboro Festival
was a moving target but we now understand that the final dates for the showare Friday August 21st. and Saturday, August 22nd. Most folks are bringing their equipment on Friday withthe main show being on Saturday. Gene Crady is the contact and his cell phone is 502-592-0341.
The Lanesville Tractor Show
will be held on Thursday, September 10th through Sunday September 13th.Our Club is always well represented at this event. A number of our members start bringing in theirequipment on Wednesday and stay through the weekend.
The Jeffersontown, KY Parade
will be held on Thursday, September 17th. We will meet at 5:00 pm atthe J-Town High School. The Parade starts at 6:00pm.
Special note
: The Jeffersontown parade falls on the third Thursday in September which is our normal Clubmeeting night, so the regular Club meeting has been moved to the next Thursday, September 24th, 2009 atour regular meeting location.
The Finchville Festival, parade and show
will be held Saturday, September 26th at the Finchville RuritanClub. The parade will start at 10:00am, so you should try to get there about 9:00am to get unloaded and setup for the fun. As always, there will be plenty of parking for your trailer rigs and tractors. After the parade,there will be food, tractor games and an auction of many unique items. The auction proceeds help supportthe Festival. Our member contact for this event is Stewart Stratton at 502-772-5262.
August 2009 PAGE 3
Upcoming events continued:
The fall DQ tractor show
will be held at the Dairy Queen in Lagrange on Saturday, September 19th. Thisis a parking lot show that will include some free treats from DQ. The times will be announced next month.
The Westport Tractor Drive
will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00am. We will meet at9:00am at the river parking lot to unload and get ready. Bring your safety triangles and tow straps.============================================================================
Membership news:
Our Club continues to grow and is now boasting a
 record 143 members
that have already signed up for 2009. As you know, wewill accept membership applications anytime throughout the year. We willcontinue to keep you posted on our progress.
 Just as a reminder, dues are $15.00 for the first member in a household, and $5.00 for otherfamily members living at the same mailing address. If you want a membership application formthat you can give to prospective members, please contact Steve Scherffius at 502-244-5279 ore-mail SHS13000@aol.com. Spread the word.
In the last month,
our members have participated in several events including:
Oldham County Days
that included a parade and tractor show. Salt River Antique Power Associationteamed up with our sister club, the Oldham County Antique Iron club to make a fine showing in the parade
and at the display area with an estimated 70+ tractors. Per Gene Crady’s suggestion, the people that put the
parade together did a good job of mixing the fire trucks, politicians, tractors, bands and other floats so thatthe crowds did not have to watch 25 politicians, then 20 fire trucks, then 70 tractors, etc. By breaking upthe groups, people watching the parade remained interested in everything that came down the route.Perhaps we might suggest this idea to other parade organizers.The
Henry County Showcase
was a fun event with lots of farm fresh fruits and vegetables along with goodfood, live music and lots of tractors. The show was punctuated by a thunderstorm that produced strongwinds, big bangs and a brilliant light show.Our Club put on the
Spencer County Fair tractor pull.
This pull was a great success producing over
100 hooks
for a weeknight event which is quite an accomplishment. As always, our hats are off to JimmyHance and his team for the work that keeps our Club finances in such fine shape.============================================================================
Several members have asked
about listing antique power equipment and related items for sale in thisnews letter. We feel that listings of this nature would be of interest to our readers, therefore, we are happyto publish items as space permits. You may submit your listings to:Teresa Scherffius Or you may call 502-244-527913000 S. Pope Lick Road Or you may e-mail SHS13000@aol.comLouisville, KY 40299-4600

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