Category Archives: Past Events/Thank Yous

Latimore Valley 2014

Well, it rained, and it rained, and it rained, but the show must go on.

Latimore Valley '14

Latimore Valley ’14

The 39th Annual Gettysburg Region antique car show at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds on June 14th was preceded by days of downpours and flooding that would’ve sent Noah into a frenzy. Thank goodness, just when we thought we’d have to break out rowboats and Amphicars, the sun came out on Saturday! Sure, things were a bit soggy, but GRAACA members are not easily deterred and we ended up with a pretty good turnout.

 

1926 Ajax

1926 Ajax

This year’s featured class was the Mercury in celebration of Mercury’s 75th year. Of course, as always, a wide variety of vehicles were in attendance and the winner of this year’s President’s Award was a unique and rare 1926 Ajax.

 

 

 

The York Springs Lions Club

The York Springs Lions Club

There was an abundance of food including delicious desserts and homemade barbeque donated by our members as well as sundaes and French fries made fresh by the Lions Club. A special thanks goes out them for helping us year after year.

 

 

 

So, in spite of damp feet, the weather didn’t dampen our spirits. We came, ate, and of course enjoyed all the antique cars and trucks. There were lots of awards and new faces, and we can pray for better weather and an even better turnout at the 40th annual GRAACA car show. Hope to see you there!

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Ladies’ Day 2014

ladies day3    ladies day4Saturday, May 17th was our annual Ladies’ Day at the Gettysburg Outlets and what a day it was! We not only had good weather–a bit breezy, but no rain–and a great turn-out, but there were a few unexpected pleasant surprises as well. First of all, we arrived to find that the Farmer’s Market was set up which became a top priority stop for some shoppers. Second, thanks to the efforts of Annette Yost and the new public relations management at the Outlets, we were able to pitch our tent right at the front entrance where all members who arrived were each given their own reusable bag full of coupons and free giveaways from the various shops. A lot of us made sure to take advantage of those deals!       ladies day8

 

Finally, Annette not only made sure to bring a few snacks for everyone, she also made a lovely flower planter as a “tent prize” which was given away to one lucky lady in a random drawing. We owe many thanks to her and the Gettysburg Outlets’ staff for making this year’s event a success and impatiently await the next Ladies’ Day in 2015.

 

Spring Tour ’14

Some of our members' antique cars outside the museum

Some of our members’ antique cars outside the museum

Well, I think I can safely say and everyone who attended will agree with me that this year’s Spring Tour was a success! The sun was shining, nobody got lost or broke down, and we had an excellent turn-out of 30 cars and 62 people. We even saw some new faces amongst our crew.

Part of the Rural Heritage Museum

Part of the Rural Heritage Museum

 

To briefly recap today’s events for all those unable to make it or who are curious about what goes on at a Gettysburg Region day tour, our day started bright and early at 8 AM at the American Legion in Biglerville, PA where we all met to enjoy coffee and doughnuts and to receive directions. From there we took a relaxing scenic route through apple farms and state forests to the Rural Heritage Museum in Hagerstown, MD. There we got to explore three enclosed buildings filled with artifacts showing what life was like over a hundred years ago in Washington County. In addition, members were encouraged to view the outdoor village composed of various 18th and 19th century buildings rescued from places throughout Maryland. It was quite apparent that everyone was enjoying themselves as the most common question asked of Annette Yost who hosted the tour was not, “How soon can we leave?” but, “How much time do we have left?” After the museum, we made our way over to the Fireside Restaurant to tuck into a laid back buffet style lunch and conclude the day’s events.

Spring Tour '14

Spring Tour ’14

On behalf of the club, I would like to thank everyone who helped make today a success including the employees and volunteers of the Heritage Museum, American Legion, and Fireside Restaurant, as well as our hosts Howard King and Annette Yost who organized the tour.

As a reminder to all current members and a note to anyone who has never been to a GRAACA event, there is still the summer picnic and fall tour to look forward to, in addition to the Latimore Valley Car Show which is right around the corner. Please check our events page or The Gas Buggy Gazette for information and updates, and don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a message on this site if you have any questions.

~Angelica Yost, GRAACA Webmaster

*Photos are courtesy of Annette Yost and myself. Please disregard the date on the bottom of my photos. I was in a hurry and didn’t bother to set the correct date and time.

Covered Dish Dinner

March 9 – We just wanted to thank everyone who came out to our Covered Dish Dinner at the East Berlin Community Center today. Everybody’s dish was delicious, and Bingo was a big hit. So again, thank you everyone who brought a dish, dessert, door prize, and/or Bingo prize, and to those who lent a hand with set up and clean up. We look forward to having another successful dinner next year.

Annual Dinner ’14

We’d just like to say thank you to all who were able to attend last night’s Annual Dinner at the East Berlin Community Center. It seems that everyone enjoyed themselves as we were served a delicious family-style meal and got to witness the antics of our very own Outhouse Players. Once again, we extend a hearty welcome to our 2014 officers and thank everyone who came and made last night possible.