Greetings to All! Our Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 21 was a great success! 166 cars, trucks, and tractors registered as exhibitors. The weather could not have been any better. The help was outstanding, from those that set up Friday night to the people on Saturday who parked cars, made the food, sold the food, ran the registra- tion, helped at the bake sale, and sold books and wooden items made from wood sawn at the Joel Hill Sawmill. In many cases, it was the same group of people working both Friday night and Saturday! It was wonderful seeing so many dedicated people working together for such a good cause.
The Joel Hill Saw Mill crew is getting ready for their first demonstration on July 12. The deck by the falls is also looking good, well on its way to completion. The sawmill crew worked on it all spring.
Sandy and I have built a large moveable rack to store the wood we get from the mill that we use to make items. It is now easier to get at the mill lumber than when it was in a huge pile on the floor and mixed in with other lumber. We sold two birdhouses at our garage sale in May and have an order for ten more. In addition, all the bird houses taken to the show were sold.
The beautiful tool and garden boxes built by Gregg Quaglio, Blair Kobelin, Dan Wescott and Bob Wood from wood cut at the mill were also on display at the car show and several were sold. They come in two sizes and they have as many uses as you can dream of. Thank you, gentlemen, for making these beautiful, utilitarian boxes.
Just a reminder to all you musicians, and your friends; in just a few months (November) the Calder Cafe will be starting again. We have had excellent participation and attendance on the First Friday of each month during the winter, and it puts our beautiful new addition to good use. Start practicing now, so we can continue to have the quality and wide variety of music all have enjoyed in the past. Have a safe and wonderful summer. ~Art Flynn