Equinunk 2013 Car Show - Another Record

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Article by Charlie Bennett (photos courtesy of Natasha Tuttle).

The Equinunk Historical Society concluded its 14th Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 22, with 172 registered cars, topping the previous record of 151. The Historical Society thanks everyone who participated and made this our best year ever.

Taking the people’s choice award was Josh Galloway of Lookout,PA, with his custom Street Rod. Josh basically built this from the ground up. He deserved the award. Of two Special Recognition Awards, one went to Nina Lassley of Honesdale, PA, for her 1974 VW Beetle. This one was restored to better-than-new condition. The second award went to Mike Mill of Honesdale, PA, for his 1965 Thunderbird, another pristine vehicle. There were so many high quality vehicles, we could have given out a hundred awards.

EHS to Feature a New Exhibit!

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The Equinunk Historical Society is well on its way to completing the very first exhibit in the spacious upstairs exhibit room in its new building.

The theme for this year’s series of summer programs is "Historic Pastimes” and we would very much like to involve you, our members and friends.

We could use a few old instruments from the era of the Brass Bands; if not originals used in the Equinunk Band, then something of the same vintage would suffice. The instruments may be loaned or donated. The Society is seeking some artifacts relating to the years when baseball teams were popular, such as an original ball or bat to go along with ours, or written material about the teams. Photos of popular recreational events would be welcome as well. In addition, we would like to acquire for the summer (or have donated) an old square dancing dress or skirt and blouse

Just call 570-224-6722 or 570-224-4466 for information or to become involved.

Thanks, and remember we open on Memorial Day weekend, so we need these things on or before May 15th.

Get Ready for the 2013 Car Show!

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Planning for the Historical Society’s 14th Annual Car Show is well underway. The Car Show Committee has several meetings under their belts and can’t wait for June 22nd. Arrangements for tents have been solidified and they are on reserve. We are also changing layout of tents to create more space on field and make it more convenient for handicap parking. This will be an improvement from last year. There are still details and assignments to work out, as always, but the committee is determined and confident that this will be the best show yet. So make plans to attend. As they used to say in the 50’s, be there or be square.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support: Cox's Lookout General Store; Dirlam Brothers Lumber Company, Inc., Honesdale; The Equinunk Emporium; Tom Galloway Body Shop, Equinunk; Gilson Automotive, Honesdale; LaBar Computer Services, Waymart; Menotti Tire, Honesdale; Schwabs Engine Machine Shop, Honesdale; Town & Country Energy Corp., Equinunk; Wally Young Carpentry & General Contracting, Equinunk; Wayne County Ready Mix Concrete Company, Inc., Honesdale

Please consider making a donation to ensure the success of this year's Car Show - Your help counts!

President's May Message

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Bob Wood took a few minutes from his duties at the Joel Hill Sawmill to talk about his appreciation for the individuals who help at the mill. The crew has already met two or more times to continue work on the new visitors’ deck and to ready the mill for its first guests, a group of teachers from area schools. Area schools formerly arranged student visits to the sawmill. These visits were curtailed for budgetary and safety concerns after 9/11. Bob hopes that the classroom visits will be reinstated in the future. Some of the students became unofficial docents, explaining the workings of the old mill to their classmates, an educational and enjoyable experience all around.

Newest members of the crew, Blair Kobelin and Greg Quaglio, who Bob referred to as the “dynamic duo”, are extremely capable and work really well together. Aside from their time at the mill, Blair and Greg have put in hours of work in the upper room at the Calder House annex, the museum’s newest exhibit space. They constructed several large reusable panels on which the exhibits will be mounted, and built custom storage shelves under the stairs. They also refurbished an antique door and remounted it - it’s now the door to the inside stairwell. Carol says it looks wonderful!

The Passing of Friends and Family

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In the last few months, a number of our long-time friends and family have passed away. They include Connie Resti, Verne Houghtaling, Elsie Branning Watson, and Joseph Thoma.