A First of, Hopefully, Many, in Moundsville, West Virginia

| November/December 1996

9085 Columbus Road Louisville, Ohio 44641-8500

I just had to write and spread the word about a new show that I attended on June 29, 1996. Yes, you guessed it right, in Moundsville, West Virginia.

This is a new club Gary Shreve started within the last year. You have heard the old saying, 'small, but mighty,' well, that fits this group of people.

The group has taken over the old city park. It was all grown over with weeds and brush. The group went in there and cleaned the area completely and seeded new grass. The picnic shelter needed a new roof; the kitchen was brought up to date; new plumbing was installed and they installed electric wiring. They even added electric hookups for a few early campers.

The ladies were right there with their men, putting out some great meals. They served a breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy. Lunch was the usual sandwich menu. For supper they filled your plate with enough spaghetti and meatballs for two! Also, there were great homemade pies and cakes. Great work, ladies!

Now, what you fellows have been waiting to hear about: There were exhibitors from four states with a total of 178 engines; a few tractors; old related railroad items and some old farm related equipment.