Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lowell E. Hardacre Will Be Missed

Lowell E. Hardacre, 77, of Anderson, died at his residence on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.  Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Lowell had served as National Director several times for the Hoosier Cruisers. Members of the Hoosier Cruisers want to extend their heartfelt sympathies to Jerry and Carol Hardacre, and family.

Monday, July 19, 2010

August and September Rallies - Packed Full of Fun!

You won't want to miss the August Rally.  Duane and Lois Stoner will be hosting a rally in Clinton with Russ and Marybelle Myers.  They have planned a variety of activities that should be of interest to all who attend.  Some of the activities include a tour of Klelptz Vintage Cars and Memorabilia, a tour of Elanco Products Division of Eli Lilly and a tour of The Clabber Girl Museum.  You can also count of good food. Members will be treated to homemade BBQ sandwiches, slaw and chips.  Mark your calendar on August 19-22 for a fun filled rally in Clinton.  Click below for the registration: 

The September Rally will be hosted by Doug and Betty Tilmann. They will be assisted by Dick and Janice Schumaker, and Fred and Cathy Loucke.  You all know that the Tilmans planned the Pre-GLASS Rally that was a great time.  The rally will be held at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, IN, on September 23-26.  Mark your calendar today so that you will not miss this rally.

Some of the planned activities include the Haystack Dinner, the annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction, Antique Auction, craft and bakery booths, dinner at the Trolley Cafe' and much, much more.

Check your July/August Newsletter for additional information. 

If your address or email address has changed, please contact Secretary, Sandy Hahn (, and Newsletter editor, Cheryl Schmiedt (

For Hoosier Cruisers, the fun never stops, it just keeps on rolling!

July Rally Roaring Success

Jack and Mae Stevens planned an excellent rally that was enticing to all who attended.  They had activities for senior members and for grandchildren who attended.  The coaches began to roll in on Wednesday and continued through Friday.  The first scheduled activity was a visit to the Ropkey Armour Museum.  This is a private collection of equipment and items used in WWI through present day.  Many of the members who have served in the armed services remembered many of the artifacts displayed. 

The Tilmann grandsons were fascinated with the tanks and were allowed to climb in and experience what it was like to be inside a real armored vehicle.

Friday afternoon,  members took a walking tour of the historic homes in Crawfordsville.  We toured the Wabash College President's home which was built in the 1800's.

Our tour guide also shared information about the exploits of Lew Wallace who served as a U.S. soldier and a General in the Civil War.  He later became a lawyer who prosecuted the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination.  He was the U.S Minister to the Ottoman Empire, but is probably best know as the author of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.   Lew Wallace had a study built where he wrote and studied.  It was interesting that originally the structure had a moat around it where Lew would often go fishing from the windows in the basement.

That evening we shared food at a carry-in.  And as usual the food was outstanding.  No one went back to their coach hungry.

The next day, members traveled into Crawfordsville to tour the first and only rotary jail that is still operational.  The entire circular structure of cells rotates on a column.  When it was first opened there was only one door into the cells.  The cells were rotated to allow admittance or exit by the prisoners.  The front of the jail was the home of the sheriff.

Saturday afternoon, several members went tubing down Sugar Creek.  What a beautiful day!  The sun was out and the creek was swift.  No one had to get out and walk.

The day ended with a excellent meal at the Elks Club where we were treated to catered dinner what was enjoyed by all.  Food and fellowship, what could be better.

You know that a rallly is a success when the rally masters are still smiling at the end of the weekend.  Mae and Jack extended their sincere appreciation to all those members who helped orchestrate a rally full of activities and fun.