Archive for October, 2013

A Note from Suzi Brown

Posted in Woodcarving on October 29, 2013 by ewcc

I would like to thank each and everyone one of you for your support, cards, donations, and food during the loss of my Tommy. I sent out thank you notes to the names I had on my list but, realize I did not have all your names and know I missed some of you. The family and I know how blessed Tom would feel that he was able to help this club which has always been his baby. Everyone has been so kind and are helping me make this transition of life. You have all reminded me that I am strong and I will find my way and to honor Tommy, I will do that.

—Suzi

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Carver’s Corner (November)

Posted in Carver's Corner on October 29, 2013 by ewcc

Gary’s Gossip Column

Our Ornament Carve was great. We had a big crowd and even a trio of kooks from Southeast and Northwest of here. Jay Kokena and George Chaney came in and Ed Warner from South Bend all made the long trip. Jeff Moore even had a couple of Nurses he works with do some fantastic first ornaments.

The chess set is done and looking great. It will be raffled off at our Show in December.

On Thursday, Halloween Day at 10 a.m. we will hand out treats for the kiddies from Pre-school. On Halloween day Trick or Treat will be from 5 -8 pm and you are welcome to come in and carve all day. Along with your candy for the kiddies bring a side dish as it looks like we are having Sandwiches and sides.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member.

The CCA Seminar has no openings for 2014’s class but you can get on the waiting list. There are usually three or four drop-outs due to health or family problems.

December Show entry will be on Friday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and judging will follow. Early entry will be on Tuesday, December 10th at open carve.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

Note:

We will hold our next meeting on December 3, 2013 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings All Show committee members need to be present. Board members need to bring your notebooks.

Turning the Corner (November)

Posted in Turning the Corner on October 29, 2013 by ewcc

Getting cold UP stairs but we will be willing to go up ‘N turn on some heat just in that room, should anyone be wishing to do some turning of some kind. The “fly the coop” season is here and I (Dave) will be first then Jim first part of Jan. by then I am not sure one could get comfortable working up there any way. Sounds as tho the Hurst’s plan to become “Winter Texans” like Jim and I. We can ask for all of us to have an “extra” passenger along on our trips to help insure a safe ride down ‘N back.

Buenos Dias and a happy Feliz Navidad!

~~~~ Dave J

Our Recipe Corner (November)

Posted in Our Recipe Corner on October 29, 2013 by ewcc

from the Kitchen of
Donna Anderson

 

PORK STEAK CASSEROLE:

1 1/2 lb. pork steak cut into strips

2 Tbsp. oil

1 lg. onion, chopped

1 sm. green pepper, chopped

14 oz. can mushrooms, drained

8 oz. can tomato sauce

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Brown pork in oil in skillet. To remove excess fat drain on paper towels. Place pork strips and all remaining ingredients in a greased casserole dish and bake for 2 hrs at 350°F.. Serve over noodles or rice. Could also be cooked in crockpot for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Posted in Woodcarving on October 3, 2013 by ewcc

— CLASSES —

John Clark Power Carving, Fin Class

Oct. 5th, 10 am to ?

Cost $10. Bring tools and dust collectors.

Scale burning if you need it.

The bluegill class will be after the 1st of the year, due to club schedule.

The class will be 4 days, split on 2 weekends. More info later.

Golfball Class – $10.00 – two balls, Gary Freeman

—EVENTS—

2013 CONVERSE CONEY DOG SHOWDOWN
OCTOBER 5TH, 2013 12 PM – 3 PM

a community fundraiser to support our volunteer fire and ambulance departments

BE A CONEY DOG CONTESTANT OR A VENDOR: {Converse Businesses Only!} No entry fee

Business Name:_________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person Day of Event:_________________________________________________________________

Contact Phone Number:_______________________________________________________________________

Will you be participating in this year’s event:_____________________________________________

Will you be a contestant in the showdown:________________________________________________

If so, will your booth inside or out:__________________________________________________________

Will you be offering specials at your business:____________________________________________

If so, what are they? (We will publish these on the Converse Business Alliance Facebook Page)_________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

BE A CRAFT OR RETAIL VENDOR: {Anyone can participate!} $20 Entry Fee. Booths will be set up at both ends of town. Placement will be mailed to you by Oct. 1st. For questions, please call Lindsay Baker at (765) 517-1902. Make checks payable to Converse Business Alliance and mail them to Converse Business Alliance, c/o Lindsay Baker, P.O. Box 453, Converse, IN 46919. Refunds will not be issued in the event of rain.

Your Name or Business:________________________________________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________

Email Address:__________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person & Phone Number:____________________________________________________________

Type of Items You Wish to Sell:_______________________________________________________________

EVENT INFO:

All Converse businesses are encouraged to participate in this year’s Coney Dog Showdown to help raise money for our Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department and to have a little competitive fun! Whether or not you are a restaurant you may participate! {You must be a Converse business to participate in the Coney Dog Competition}

Businesses should set up their coney dog stand in front
of their respective businesses OR inside if needed.

Be as creative and FUN as you can! We are hoping to raise $2,000 this year!

The showdown will start at 12 pm and go until 3 pm.

Visitors to the showdown will purchase tickets to try one of each coney for $4.
They will present a ticket to receive a coney.
No coney dogs should be given out unless there is a ticket!

Voting will take place in front of First Farmers Bank & Trust.
The Volunteer Fire & Ambulance dept. will head up the booth and take money.

Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite coney with a monetary donation.

The money and the voting will be handled by the Volunteer Fire Dept.

The Converse Business Alliance will be sponsoring and coordination the event.

Vendor booths will be set up at both ends of Jefferson Street.
Vendors are to be set up by 11:30 am on Oct. 5th. Set up may begin at 8 am Oct. 5th.
No overnight set up will be allowed. All information on vendor set up
and times will be mailed directly to you.

CONTACT INFO:

Lindsay Baker (765) 517-1902
Converse Business Alliance
P.O. Box 453 Converse, IN 46919

Carvers’ Corner (October)

Posted in Carver's Corner on October 3, 2013 by ewcc

Gary’s Gossip Column

The chess pieces are done and looking great. It will be raffled off at our Show in December.

Tom Kallner has already cut out a bunch of Christmas ornaments for Halloween. We will be open on October 26th for Ornament carving at 10 am and close around 5 pm. Please bring bags of candy for the kids on Halloween. On the Thursday, Halloween Day at 10 am we will hand out treats for the kiddies from Pre-school. On Halloween day Trick or Treat will be from 5 -8 pm and you are welcome to come in and carve all day. Along with your candy for the kiddies bring a side dish and we will furnish the Chili.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member.

The CCA Seminar has no openings for 2014’s class but you can get on the waiting list. There are usually three or four drop-outs due to health or family problems.

Power carving, fin class, Oct. 5th,9:30am to ?

Cost $10. Bring tools and dust collectors.

Scale burning if you need it.

The bluegill class will be after the 1st of the year, due to club schedule.

The class will be 4 days,split on 2 weekends. More info later.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

Board Meeting Announcement

Posted in Woodcarving on October 3, 2013 by ewcc

October Board Meeting

We will hold our next meeting on December 3, 2013 to conduct club business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings All Show committee members need to be present.. Board members need to bring your notebooks.