On Dec 10th we had our annual Christmas Party at Tuckers. This year we had Italian Food such as lasagna and fettuccini. After dinner we played games in which all that played were good sports and had fun. As for our theme it was the Grammy's. We had various artist perform with the assistance of a karaoke machine. Hey I was impressed we didn't break any windows. As for our final finale as always he had the Chinese Gift Exchange which proved to be very interesting. So with that being said Have a Merry Christmas and keep those who protect us in your prayers.......Steve
December 6th FCMC helped the FOP#99 in New Albany with their Cops For Kids shopping. Taking the kids around the Meijer store picking out their favorite clothes, coats, shoes and even some toys. Afterwards we drove the kids to the Northside Church for pizza, drinks and some fun time in the bouncy house.
If you seen Mustangs, lights, bells, tinsel and plenty more you must of been at the Light-up Jeffersonville Parade on Saturday Nov. 26th. FCMC came out in full force to give out candy and beads to the hundreds of people lined up along the streets of Jeffersonville. After the parade we all went to Moby Dick's for dinner.
Nov 20th FCMC presented a $250.00 check to the Charlestown Police Dept on the behalf of Beards for Brody in support of Brody Curtis, a 5 yr old little boy from Charlestown who suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare skin disease. FCMC members voted at the November meeting to donate the $250 to help Brody's family with his medical expenses. Presenting the check to Assistant Police Chief Broady are Marty, Bonnie, Rich and Brock
Great chili and great friends made for a terrific Chili cook-off at Paul and Jenny \"Toy shed\" again this year. Some were very spicy and some mild but they were all good. We also had some delicious desserts to help cool off our tastes buds. Brenda\'s chili won the best chili trophy. The annual cornhole championship was played thru out the evening with Steve and Brenda taking home the trophy. Thanks to Paul and Jenny for a very relaxing and fun evening.
Sept 4th Steve and Nancy hosted a cookout at their home. After a delicious dinner of grilled chicken, brats, corn on the cob and plenty mouthwatering sides dishes and desserts, we retired to the backyard for cornhole, drinks and a lot of conversation. Again Steve and Brenda were the cornhole Champions.
August 4th FCMC traveled to Gatlinburg TN for a long weekend. Leaving on Thursday, traveling down the back roads of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee making stops along the way, we stopped in Barbourville KY for lunch at The Oven Mitt. Next we stopped at the Veterans Overlook where we seen a great tribute to all our Veterans and the breathtaking views of the mountains and lakes. Later we stopped for a tour of the Bush's Best Beans Museum where we learned the process of making baked beans along with other types of beans. Leaving there we finally arrived at our cabins in Pigeon Forge. On Friday we went on the Tail of the Dragon road cruise stopping at Dean's Gap for lunch and then heading back down the course again. Later we went driving thru Cades Cove stopping at a Church and a few other points of interest and seeing some wildlife and beautiful scenery along the way. We had dinner at the Apple Kitchen in Townsend. Saturday was a day of shopping, Muscle Car Museum, attractions and just a day of leisure. Later we had a cook-out at the cabin for dinner. Then we laid back and some watched the Olympics while other just sat out on the porches enjoying the surroundings. Sunday morning we headed back home traveling the back roads once again. Thanks Bill and Janet for setting all this up for us, we had a really great time and can't wait to do it again.
July 30th FCMC held their annual Breakfast/Poker run hosted by Steve & Nancy and Marty & Brenda. We started off with a delicious breakfast at the home of Marty & Brenda where participants were giving their clips boards with clues, poker score card and directions, goodie bags were distributed where 1 lucky bag had a free chicken dinner, Tim & Sam won that one. Brandon & Amy picked the second lucky bag containing a yellow Hot wheel indicating they won the prize of two remote control cars. Our first poker card was drawn before we left on the run. Heading thru the back roads we made our first stop at the Otisco Fire department for the second card draw then continuing on we went to Memphis for our 3rd stop at Gateway Classic Cars for a tour of all the beautiful cars and were served coffee, water and donuts. From there we headed to our 4th stop at Nick's Powder Keg Museum of Treasures in Jeffersonville where we had a personal tour by Clark Nichols (Nick) telling us about how he built everything from items that would normally be sent to landfills and most of it coming from the Old Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, his way of preserving History. Thank you Nick for the refreshments we were not expecting! Our next stop and card draw was the Hidden Hills Gardens and Nursery in Utica, there we were provided a personal guided tour by the owner and retired Louisville Courier Journal columnist Bob Hill , he told the history of his nursery and gardens. He has a very keen eye for putting things together. Our final stop and card draw was the Rusty Bucket Bar & Grill in Charlestown where we had a late lunch and winners announced for the best poker hands, 1st place prize of $50.00 went to Phil & Rose Ann with a King high straight, 2nd place, $30.00, was Kamos with a 8 high straight and 3d place, $15.00, was Jim & Tresee with 3 Jacks. Tim & Sam won for the highest score for the questions answered, they had 71. They got their lunch paid for. A BIG THANK YOU to all our stops for accommodating us with such welcome and great hospitality We would like to thank everyone for coming you truly make the effort worth while.
July 9th after leaving the show in New Washington we went to Clarksville to FCMC's annual Sportsdrome outing hosted by Bill and Pat Gibson. A delicious buffet was set up in the VIP lounge where we feasted on beef brisket, chicken, slaw, potato salad, green beans, chips, brownies and drinks. Jim & Tresee, Phil & Callista drove their Mustangs around the track and signed autographs in the infield. Then came the racing and lots of good crashes to finish out the night.
What a day for a Pony Trail, FCMC held its annual Pony Trail on Friday June 17th. Jon & Debbie Hunt did an awesome job setting up the day, we started first at Jim O'Neal Ford with a driver's meeting then played a game of The Price is Right, then headed out for our trail, starting thru New Albany and going thru the back roads to Corydon, where we spent 1 hour 15 minutes eating and shopping. Gearing up the Ponies again we headed to the Lucas plant for a tour. Afterwards we headed to Sellersburg for our annual Welcome Bash and Cruise-in. Thanks to Lucas Oil for sponsoring the Pony Trail and goodie bags.
June 6th, Kamos hosted a cook out at his home, after the Crusin For The Crusade show. It started out dry and then the rains came on and off during the evening but that didn't stop us from having a great time. Delicious food, corn hole and just a lot of fun rounded out the day. Thanks Kamos to opening your home to us for a great cook out.
Wow what great weather we had for our annual Mustang Birthday bash at Jim O'Neal Ford on Saturday April 18th. First time in a loooong time we didn't have rain, storms, hail, high winds or cold temps for this show. Parking lot was full. Everyone enjoyed free hot dogs chips, drinks and cake plus free registration. Thanks everybody for bringing out the Ponies to celebrate this great day. See you next year for the 53rd Anniversary.
April 15th we had our first monthly cruise in for 2016. It was the best weather we have had in years NO rain and the temps were in the 70's. Had our largest crowd also. Great music, food and just a lot of fun. If you missed it, you may want to mark your calendar for the 3rd Friday May thru October, hope to see you there.
February 13th was our bowling outing at Eastern Lanes in Clarksville. Despite the cold weather we had a great turnout with several bowling and a few watching. Several "Turkeys" were made with starting with Tim L, Marty and then Steve taking home the Traveling Turkey Trophy and the High Series Trophy for the year. After bowling we went to Bob Evans for dinner.
Jan 30 we had our first club outing of the year at Eastern Bowling Lanes in Clarksville, several members bowled while several came to just watch. There was a run for the Traveling Turkey Trophy, starting with Brenda, then Tim Livingston, Phil, Steve and finally Tim Enos got to take home the trophy until next month. Larry won the High Series Trophy again. After bowling we went to Chili's for dinner. If you missed this bowling outing we will be having another one on Feb. 13th, hope to see you there.