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Henry Votel
06-30-2009, 07:24 AM
GREETINGS Studebaker Fans in the Upper Midwest.....

Nice weather is predicted this weekend for the 1st Annual International Drive Your Studebaker Day in Minnesota. So plan to attend an event or be out driving your Studebaker!

Two Studebaker gatherings are planned PLUS the Annual North Star Chapter's President's Picnic will take place.

ANNANDALE, MN - Annandale Fourth of July Parade
Hosts: Ed & Jean Skomoroh.
Location Info: www.pioneerpark.org

Since July 4th has been proclaimed “Drive your Studebaker Day,” why not come out to Annandale's Pioneer Park and join us in the July 4th parade. This quaint village boasts of having one of the longest running July 4th parades in Minnesota. Each year the North Star Chapter members participate in this parade with the most cars from one marque. Last year we were edged out by a Corvette club that came out with 16 Vettes. Revenge would be sweet!

The parade starts at the Annandale High School and cars need to be in the lineup by 9 a.m. The parade runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with about 100 very interesting and unique floats. After the parade, Pioneer Park has some fun events that you can attend, or drop by our home for a cool one. I need to know in advance how many car will be driving in the parade so I can reserve an adequate amount of space. Contact Ed at 320-274-7155 or jeaned@lakedalelink.net.

HUGO, MN - Drive Your Studebaker Rendezvous
Hosts: Henry & Trish Votel Family
Location: Blacksmith Lounge Pavilion & Grounds, Hugo, MN

We'll pull up the Studebakers at the Blacksmith's pavilion/patio and use that shaded area. Bring a picnic lunch or cooler as you desire. Of course the Blacksmith is open for dining and beverages. Starts at 12:00 and runs till 4:00 pm. Not necessary to attend full time so feel free to drop by in your Studebaker or other Marque and join the chat. Horseshoes will be setup for some exercise and we'll have some tunes. Casual deal, just show up in your Studebaker (or other marque), relax and join the fun. Contact Henry at gudim1945@isd.net or 651-426-1610.

BROOKLYN PARK, MN - President’s Potluck
Hosts: Dean Elstad and Sandy Bergeron
Location info: 7964 Mississippi Lane, Brooklyn Park.

5:30 pm start. Potluck Picnic so bring something to share and your lawn chairs. This turns into a Mini Studebaker Car Show and is lots of fun! For more information contact Dean at delstad@eminnetonka.com or call 763-560-9191.

Wisconsin and surrounding State Studebaker owners invited. Help promote "Drive Your Studebaker Day!"

Henry Votel,
Forest Lake, MN
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