| September/October 1996

Greetings, readers! This month we know many of you are busy at the engine shows. Our Steam and Gas Engine Show Directory lists an enormous amount of activity for the month of September.

Speaking of that directory, it's soon time for us to send out packets of information to all of our show contacts, so that they might send back next year's show information. If your club wasn't listed in the last directory and you'd like to be included, please write or call with your name and address, so that your club doesn't miss out on a great opportunity to draw people to its events. Here's a backhanded way to describe what a listing in this book can do for your organization: some clubs who don't want many people to come to their shows don't list with us. You can conclude from that that those who do want folks to visit can't go wrong with a listing in our directory ... and those listings are free!

A new version of our Farm Museum Directory has just come back from the printer and is ready for sale. This little volume makes a great companion to the Show Directory, listing interesting places to visit while you're in the vicinity of your favorite show.

As I write this to you, what's left of Hurricane Bertha is pouring rain on all of us here on the east coast. I hope by the time you read this the weather is brighter where you are, and the sun is shining on your shows! Say that three times fast!