New England Chapters
Tailgate Mart & Picnic Meeting

9AM, SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2008

Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA

(Indoor space in case of rain, shaded areas in case of high heat)


PLEASE NOTE - If you plan to sell, bring a plastic tarp, blanket, or table to display your items. If you are tailgate selling, park in front of the main building. In view of the larger expected attendance this year, the tailgate mart may overflow onto the adjacent gym hall parking lot. So, bring a sun umbrella if you have one and use plenty of sun-screen. For all others, definitely park in this large gym hall parking lot.

Because the barbeque is catered by the Academy, we are asking for a registration to be mailed in as we normally do for meetings. The registration ($20 each) cutoff date for the picnic is Friday, August 15, 2008. Registrations received after August 15 and walk-ins are $25.

Mail registration to:
New England Chapter 8, c/o Co-op Printing, P.O. Box 787, East Longmeadow, MA 01028


We hope the summer is going well for everyone. We are looking forward to a wonderful picnic and hope you are all able to attend. As this is going to be an outdoor mart, it's a good opportunity for everyone to bring those items you have been wanting to sell at a regular meeting but have not yet got around to doing so. Instead of any formal presentations, we will have a show and tell. Please bring any interesting items you may wish to share.

We hope this combined picnic meeting is successful and becomes an annual event. We are all looking forward to seeing you at the picnic.

Chapter 148 - Connecticut, Jim Katzin; Chapter 89 - Maine, Paul Fournier; Chapter 8 - New England, Larry Chelmow; Chapter 87 - Greater Massachusetts, Dan Haff; Chapter 186 - Berkshire, James Kurdzionak; Chapter 189 - New Hampshire, Arnie Hebert; Chapter 110 - Rhode Island, Earnest Cox; and Chapter 109 - Vermont, Frederick Ringer

- - Lany Chelmow

The planned program is as follows:

 9:00. Tailgate Mart (indoors in case of rain).

10:45. Show & Tell - items of horological interest. Encourage you chapter attendees to just bring an item of interest for a short presentation. Make it informal, brief and fun!

11:45. Horological door prizes.

12:15. Barbeque Picnic Lunch.

After the picnic, clock tower tour. Jeff Wood will conduct tours for those interested. A sign-up sheet will be available at the check-in table. Wear rubber-soled shoes.

SILENT AUCTION: the silent auction will not be held for the picnic.

Directions To Wilbraham & Monson Academy, 423 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA
Google Map

From the North:
Route 1-91 South to Mass Pike East. Mass Pike to Ludlow exit 7, then turn left on to Route 21 ( Center St ). Cross the Ludlow Bridge over the Chicopee River . At the end of the bridge turn left, just after which you will enter Wilbraham. Bear right at the fork, which puts you on Stony Hill Rd. After a few blocks, the road will curve sharply to the left. Immediately after the curve, turn right to remain on Stony Hill Rd. Go under the railroad overpass, stay in the right lane, and go straight through the lights at Route 20 ( Boston Rd. ). Remain on Stony Hill Rd approx 2+ miles to the next set of lights where Springfield St crosses Stony Hill Rd. Turn left onto Springfield St. and past the Wilbraham Town Hall on the right. Shortly after (at the top of the hill), turn left onto Faculty St . The campus is a short distance beyond on the right.

From the South:
Route 1-91 North from New Haven-Hartford to exit 2, Rte 83 (Forest Park), which is the first exit after crossing into Mass, from CT. Turn left at the first set of lights and at the next set of lights turn right onto Sumner Ave. Note that at the first major intersection after turning, Route 83 branches off to the right, but you want to continue straight ahead on the same road (name changes from Sumner Ave to Alien St to Bicentennial Highway) for about 3-4 miles until you come to the end of the road. Turn left at the lights onto Cooley St. (changes to Parker St. ) and continue until you reach the first major four-way intersection. Bank of America and Pride gas station on the right corners. Turn right onto Wilbraham Rd for about 3 miles (changes to Springfield St. upon entering Wilbraham). Continue straight through the next set of lights, crossing Stony Hill Rd , past the Wilbraham Town Hall on the right. Shortly after (at the top of the hill), turn left onto Faculty St . The campus is a short distance beyond on the right.

From the East:
Mass Pike. West to Palmer (exit 8), turn right onto Route 32, which joins Route 20 and at the second set of lights turn onto Route 20 West. Continue on Route 20 for about 4.5 miles. You will pass a river on your right and then go under a railroad overpass. Go past two gas stations and the Wilbraham Fire Dept will be on your right. Diagonally opposite the fire station is Main St. Turn left onto Main St , go straight through the stop sign, and continue for two miles to the campus, then right onto Faculty St. for parking.

From the West:
Follow the directions from the Mass Pike to exit 7, as shown above - from the North.


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