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News for our members

Please welcome new member Bob Herring of Waynesville to the club.
Superintendent John Williams presented letters of appreciation for their assistance with the T-Track project at Eliada Homes at our August meeting to:
Ken Vaslik recieving the award Penn Bullock recieving the award
David Anderson recieving the award Joe Norris presented our program. Here is a view of his diorama with the steam engine taking on water.
  Joe Norris presented our program. Here is a view of his diorama with the steam engine taking on water.

The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club is holding Railroad Days at the historic railroad depot in Hendersonville, NC. The OPEN HOUSE dates are as follows: Saturday August 30th from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday August 31st from 10AM to 4PM.  The now-complete model railroad will be operating and you are welcome both days. As a special added attraction this year, they will have the Live and Learn Train which provides train rides for kids. It will be in operation behind the depot during the same hours as above. The Norfolk Southern Railroad is providing an Operation Lifesaver diesel locomotive that will be on the tracks next to the depot. It will also be open to the public so you can climb into the cab. The newly painted caboose, next to the depot, will also be open to the public. This is a good chance to see what the Apple Valley folks have been up to during the past year. Everything is free of charge.

We are participating in the Train Show in Hickory September 13, so our first Saturday session will be there. This is a great show and a great opportunity for us. Call Wally Brown (683-1976) or Fred Coleman (699-0983) to offer assistance. Our second operating session is at the barn on Sunday Sept. 28 at 6:30pm.

Also on Sept. 13 (and 14), the Great Train Show is at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on Sept. 26 – 28. On October 5 – 7, there is a Day Out with Thomas at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Your annual dues are due in September.

Please bring your dues ($12.00) to the September meeting. If you are unable to attend, please mail your dues to our pay clerk,
Jim Fuqua, at 2813 Hampton Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
Thank you !
Last month we left you with a question: What is this guy trying to do? Here is the answer. Back hoe climbing onto gondola Fred Coleman was the first to give me the correct answer. We have another one this month on Page 5.