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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

Oct. 1: Line dancing lessons at the Wilsons' home was a blast! We learned a few new dance moves, had some great snacks, and terrific company. A tip of the hat to Betty and Jerry for hosting and also for their patience in teaching people with two left feet how to dance. If there is sufficient interest, additional lessons later this year will be given at the St. Jacob community hall.

October 5-8: Eureka Springs, AR annual Corvette Weekend. Lots of members participated and enjoyed the taco dinner on Saturday night. Weather was great except for Saturday a.m. when the rains came, but perfect after that. Everyone enjoyed the weekend, especially Wally Suchanek who celebrated his birthday - over and over!

Oct. 18: Witches' Night Out with the ladies of LGCC was a lot of fun! Many of our members won attendance prizes, and Lana Cooper won "best witches' hat" with her creative decorated and illuminated hat. We tasted chocolates, wines, had some delicious appetizers, and had a great time. Thanks to the local business women's club for hosting and also to Lynn Pfister for inviting our group next door to Travel One after the event had concluded. Thanks, Lana and Suzie, for planning this be-WITCHING event.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS

Visitors to the October meeting were Mike and Lori Yager of Mid America Motorworks, doing their best Pokie Wildhaber impersonations. Mike spoke briefly on the St. Judes Corvette run and encouraged people to participate in the 2018 run to Memphis.

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS (the following is an overview only, please check your newsletter or Yahoo site reminders for details such as addresses, contact info, etc. This is done to protect our members' privacy, particularly when events take place at members' residences.)

October 24: Men's breakfast and cruise - meet at Uncle Linny's in Granite City at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, then cruise to St. Louis to visit Overstreet House of Cars and Speed is the New Black shop. Contact Pokie Wildhaber for more information.

October 28: Annual bonfire at Scobbies' home. Bring chairs, cooler, a CUP of chili (please have it hot), and your favorite side dish to share. Gourmet hot dogs will be provided by the club. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Parade, chaired by Ken Koehn. We will need volunteers to carry dignitaries in this downtown STL parade. Please contact Ken if you would like to participate; we need 15-20 Corvettes - rain, snow, or shine. Ice cancels parade.

Nov. 12: Brunch at Wang Gang in Edwardsville at 11:00 a.m., free mimosas and half price on all entrees and drinks. After brunch, a tour of Randy Gori's garage and private car collection. RSVP to Wally Suchanek if you plan to attend.

Nov. 18: Annual Santa parade in Granite City - line up behind the Granite City Senior High School at noon. There will also be a chili cook-off, games, food vendors, etc. More details to follow.

Nov. 19: Line dancing lessons for anyone wishing to learn or just brush up on your moves, taught by Betty and Jerry Wilson. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Jacob Community Hall; bring a snack to share and beverage of choice (bar will be closed) along with your dancing shoes (slick soled shoes recommended).

OTHER EVENTS:

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day Golf Scramble, Oak Brook Golf Club, 9157 Fruit Road, Edwardsville. 11:00 a.m. shotgun 4 person scramble. Breakfast, golf, lunch is included in entry fee of $20/veterans or $60/non-veteran. If interested, contact Joe Revelle at 618-806-0769.

2018 EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

March 10: Save the date for the annual club party! Theme to be revealed at a later date. The KC hall has been secured for the event and a committee is being formed, chaired by Sandy Morris. Volunteers are needed to help plan.

Aug. 17-19: Return to Galena, IL. Kathy Janes is currently working on securing housing for our group; please let her know if you are interested so that she can book a large enough block of rooms. At this time, rooms have been secured at both the Best Western and the Ramada just down the street.

Sept. 6-19: 13 day Alaskan cruise, planned by Gary & Sue Mersinger. Cost is $3546/person (air fares, trip insurance, and land excursion costs are NOT included) See your newsletter for details.

New Arrivals:

Congratulations to Doug Jordan on the purchase of his new C7 black rose roadster; and also to Bob & Peggy Neff, 2018 black rose coupe. Beautiful cars!

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

WE HAVE A NEW SPONSOR! Please welcome Steve Schmitt Chevrolet in Highland! Many of us already know Steve and his staff, having purchased cars or service from them in the past. FYI, Steve was our original sponsor during our inception in 1976 and is also the individual responsible for naming our club. It's great to have him back!

Please support the Corvette Museum's store when shopping for Corvette apparel or other items. You can do so by visiting www.corvettestore.com or clicking on the link below:

CARS FOR SALE OR CARS WANTED

1993 40th anniversary roadster, both tops, 46K miles, loaded with options. Contact Pokie Wildhaber, 618-210-5420.

Dues: Cost is $30 a year, pro-rated from the month you join until year's end. If you are unable to pay at the meeting, please send a check ASAP payable to LGCC, P.O. Box 82, Highland, IL 62249. New members also pay a one-time $15 installation fee unless active military. Anyone whose dues are delinquent after the March meeting of each year, you will lose your membership privileges so please be prompt.

NEW round static cling club decals are now available for $2 each - free to all new members, especially those joining after we ran out of the old decals.

CAR SHOW WINNERS

Mike Teague and Joe Revelle, first place; Rick Cooper, 2nd place; Pokie Wildhaber, 2nd place; Dennis Becker, 2nd place; Cheri Riebling, 2nd place; and Toni Batson, 3rd place at the Paducah Vettes on the River show. Congratulations!

Upcoming Swap Meets, Area Car Shows, Local & National Events

Oct. 21: Save the Tower classic car show, 11 - 3, Mertz Ford parking lot, Millstadt, IL. Registration from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Proceeds to benefit old Millstadt Water Tower.

Oct. 22: Annual car cruise and chili cook-off at Lindendale Park, Highland.

Oct. 28: New Baden chili cookoff and vintage iron car show, 1-5 p.m., Village Park. Top 40 vehicles, 4 classes. Registration $30 includes chili cookoff wristband, tee shirt, and gift bag.

Nov. 12: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Automotive swap meet at the St. Clair fairgrounds, Belleville.

2018:

January 7, 2018: 43rd annual swap meet, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Will County Fairgrounds, 710 South West Street, Peotone, IL (formerly Bill Jacobs swap meet).

For an on-line schedule of local and national car clubs, show information, and buying tips, you can visit St. Louis Car News' website: www.StLouisCarNews.com.

Recurring Cruise-Ins

O'Fallon KC Hall will begin hosting classic car displays every Weds. evening (weather permitting) beginning in May, from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Brats, wings, burgers, $2.00 longnecks, $2.50 rail drinks and wine specials.

New Baden cruise-in/car show, held at Three Way Creations Shed, 6th & E. Hanover Street, 6:00 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Friday from April thru October.

Edison's in Edwardsville is holding car cruises, 4th Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Piston Pushers.

Randy's House of BBQ car cruise, Highland - 2nd Friday of each month beginning in April and running thru October, 6-9 p.m. Rib specials will continue as in the past; they will be serving fish through Lent as well. This event has concluded for the year.

Huddle House car cruise, Mascoutah, IL - 2nd Saturday of each month beginning May thru October, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Piston Pushers. Concluded for the year.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the bricks" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 9 p.m. Go really early if you want a good parking space, this fills up fast. Hosted by Lakers Car Club. Concluded for the year.

Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October. Last cruise for the year is October 21st.

Rusty Rodz cruise-ins will begin at its new location, Sonic Drive-In, Highland, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October. Last cruise of the year is October 28.

Cars & Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, March thru October, from 9 a.m. - noon. Last cruise of the year is October 28.

Bad Boyz cruise-in, last Friday of each month, April through October. Held at the Dairy Queen in Caseyville, IL. Last cruise is October 27.

Silver Creek Saloon, Belleville, has a car cruise the 3rd Saturday night of each month, beginning in May.

Cook's Corner - LGCC Favorites!

Suzie Wildhaber's Little Smokies in Sweet Crescents

2 pkgs. Little Smokies

2 tubes Crescent rolls

1 stick of butter, melted

3 tbs. brown sugar

3 tbs. honey

Mix together melted butter, sugar, and honey.

Roll out crescents and cut each triangle into halves (can do thirds if you prefer)

Roll each weenie up in the dough.

Spray or line and spray a 9x13 pan. Place rolled weenies close together in pan.

Pour butter mixture evenly over weenies. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until dough is browned. Serve warm.

Special posthumous thanks to Mary Ann Myers who shared this recipe with me during a Barrett Jackson party at Jim & Sandy Shepard's home. We all miss her so much!

Hope everyone has a spook-tacular Halloween!

Next meeting: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

As a reminder, weather conditions that create treacherous driving may cause us to postpone our monthly meeting. We care about our members' safety, so if in doubt, contact the KC Hall to make sure of the meeting's status when Mother Nature is making the roads hazardous. In the meantime, let's hope good weather remains so that we can fill the parking lot with Corvettes at the next meeting!

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Should you want additional information regarding joining our club, you can contact us via email at the "email me" link below, or call 618-654-9919.

Please check out our new sponsor, Steve Schmitt Chevy/Buick/GMC at www.steveschmittauto.com. They are located in Highland, IL and are ready to serve your automotive needs.

Links

Mid-America, home of the Funfest
Check out your car's history on CarFax
Steve Schmitt Chevy/Buick/GMC, our sponsor
Corvette Museum Store
Music dedicated to Vietnam Vets

Email: pokiewild1@charter.net