Can you believe summer is almost over and we are now into our fall show season? Don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some cooler weather.

I’d like to thank everyone who came out to work and play at our 30th anniversary summer show. We had a tremendous display of tractors and hit and miss engines. Also heard a lot of nice compliments from the spectators on how nice our show was run. Kudos to us. Our after-show dinner was enjoyed by many, and our auction was another success. Thank you to all who donated to the auction and who bought food for our dinner. There are too many members to mention each by name, so thank you one and all for making our anniversary show a success.

Ed Yeager’s first junior pull was a blast. We had 20 kids who had fun learning how to pull. Most had their own tractors, but a few were provided to those who needed one. A big thank you to Louise Wilkinson who treated each puller to an ice cream. Thank you, Louise. The next junior pull will be on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We’ve been doing good with the truck pulls too. Our next event is Sunday, September 11th Gates open at 11 a.m. Remember we always need volunteers to help out.

If you haven’t heard, we are no longer invited to participate with Hallockville at their September festival. Bottom line is they don’t want to pay us.

Our September meeting will be on Wednesday, the 14th, 7 p.m. at the barn. Remember that there will be 2 director positions open for nominations. If you would like to run, you need to be present to either accept or decline the nomination. October’s meeting will also be open for nominations with voting at our November meeting. Remember in order to be eligible for voting, you have had to pay your dues by July.

October 9th is the Riverhead Country Fair. You need to be there early, as the roads close by 8 a.m. This year we have a new police liaison, Lt. Danielle Willsey. She said she’ll make sure there won’t be any hassle with getting you through. Remember that we are given a donation for participating. In order to get a nice donation, we need to show a good display. The fair runs until 5 p.m. and the roads re-open at 5:30 p.m. You can also bring your tractors down Saturday night if that’s easier for you. There will space

for you to park your trucks and trailers.

Wednesday, October 12th, 7 p.m., at the barn is our monthly meeting. Remember nominations will be closed after this meeting.

Sunday, October 23rd will be our last truck pull for the year. Gates open at 1 p.m.

November 5th and 6th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be our fall show. As you know, Sound Avenue in September and October is pretty much a parking lot with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Our show last November went quite well. Let’s hope we have another good turnout with cooler weather.

November 13th, Sunday, 2 p.m. is our monthly meeting at the barn. We will be voting for the two director positions.

November 24th is Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoys a day of food and family. Happy Thanksgiving all.

November 25th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the annual tree lighting at the Southold Historical Society. It’s a fun afternoon and Santa will be there for pictures for the kids.

December 3rd is the annual East Hampton Christmas parade. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in the Village of East Hampton. For more information visit or call 631- 324-0362.

December 10th starting at 3 p.m. is the Riverhead Christmas parade and bonfire. Line up is across from the Railroad Station.

December 11th at 1 p.m. is our annual Christmas party at the Peconic Recreation Center. Please bring a dish to share. We will have Mr. and Mrs. Claus there to hand our gifts to those under 13 years of age. Please remember to let me know the names and ages of those you would like to receive a gift so an age­ appropriate gift can be handed out.

As we have in the past, we have been given another $5,000 grant from the County. This year we are purchasing a 10 x 14 shed. We need to extend a big thank you to Legislator Al Krupski who thinks, and I quote “the LI Antique Power Association is an important community asset and very easy to support.” So, if you see Leg. Krupski at our fall show, remember to thank him for his continued support.

Here is a little news on our steam tractor. Jeff went out for a visit to Jonas to see the progress that is being made. After being told the tractor was in the barn, Jeff saw that it was still outside sitting in the weeds. Jeff informed him how disgusted he was with the way he was running his business. Jonas said he was counting on having it done by December. Of course Jeff will continue to call and push for us. Thank you, Jeff, for your self-control.

As always, please feel free to contact any officer or board member with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Susan Young