Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hoosier Cruisers Have a Heavy Heart

It is with profound sadness that I report the loss of our great friend and Hoosier Cruiser Bruce Bailey. Bruce passed away suddenly early Wednesday at the GLASS rally. Our hearts and prayers go out to Beth and their entire family at this most difficult time.

We now have more information on the arrangements.
Calling will be from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Saturday at the Ballard and Son's Funeral Home in Daleville Indiana. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00p.m. at the Daleville Christian Church. A complete obituary notice can be read at

Friday, May 18, 2012

Circus City Bound

The Ormans and Stoners have arrainged a great rally for "children of all ages". Many are already planning on bringing their grandkids to this fun event in Peru, Indiana and this rally should be very special. The newsletter will be out soon but you can print the info and registration form from the documents below. Just put your cursor on the document and right click to enlarge and or print. The rally masters need to have a head count as soon as possible so lets all help out by getting our registration forms in quickly.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Celebrating the Kentucky Derby

The May Rally celebrated the Kentucky Derby and the coaches began to arrive on a beautiful day on Thursday. The campground, Follow the River, proved to be an excellent site for the weekend activities.  The large sites and fantastic meeting room enhanced the planned events.  That evening the members went to Mo's Steakhouse and later were treated to popcorn and the movie, “The Long, Long, Trailer”.  Even though it is an older movie it highlights many of the misfortunes that have happened to many of us.  It was interesting to see so many laughing and punching their spouses in the ribs when they saw situations that they too had found themselves in.

Friday began with a pitch-in breakfast and no one went away hungry.  The food was delicious.  Those attending had the day to choose from many interesting points of interest in Vevay including two museums, many small shops, one of the oldest hardware stores in Indiana, Markland locks and Belterra Casino.  In the evening members enjoyed a “haystack dinner” which included just about everything except the kitchen sink.  The club was lucky that the stormy weather held off so that members could enjoy carriage rides and live music.

The next day Nancy Ruster prepared her homemade donuts and Hoosier Cruisers left at 8:15 for the Power Plant tour.  The plant was built in the mid 1950’s and continues to produce electricity from coal.  It burns 100 train car loads of coal a day.  The guide shared many interesting facts including a bomb shelter was built below the control center.  Two additional tours were available including a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion and a tour of the Shrewsbury-Windle House.  In the evening the group watched the Kentucky Derby on a big screen TV.  Those attending got in the spirit of the derby by wearing “Derby Hats”. The day concluded with a horse race.  Each person had a horse that they had to move along a track.  It was an activity that was filled with raucous laughter as players exchanged places with opponents or moved to the head of the pack.  Winners were given prizes for their efforts.

The rally concluded with a church service at the Markland Baptist Church which is a little white clapboard church.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

June in Archbold, Ohio

We've got a great rally in June with thanks to the Schumakers and Decausemakers.

This will be a great trip back in time. There is a bit of a time sensitive aspect however. We need to register at the campground by May 20.2012. So get your reservations in soon and look forward to a great rally. All the info is in the newsletter but just in case here it is again. If you want to print it just put your cursor over the document and left click to enlarge. Then right click and print..