2019 Thunderbird Day Celebration 

Chapter #57 celebrated the annual Thunderbird Appreciation Day with a cruise out on Sat June 8th (it rained every weekend in May – so our first dry Saturday became our play date! The Thunderbirds assembled at club member John & Darcy Knapp’s for an 11:30a start. The group enjoyed a game of I SPY (also known around here as Hilltown Bingo) on the journey, the goal to spot points of interest, live animals (we are in the country) and road kill to fill in your bingo card. Everyone was awarded a prize at the outset (travel cooler with beverages) and we caravanned to our first stop, The Schoharie Train Museum. We had a nice visit and tour with the museum curator and learned all about old trains and how they worked and provided supplies for the area residents.

We picked up one more T-Bird at the Train Museum and headed to our next stop, the Gallupville Gas Up – we all got to park in a farmer’s field and tour the amazing motorized farming contraptions of yesteryear. From corn shuckers and grinders to all hit/miss engines, and a variety of tractors, it was a great stop. Everyone sampled the home-made ice cream (more like a milk shake in the heat!) and then we rounded up our Thunderbirds and headed over to Warner Lake for lunch at Maple on the Lake.

It was an amazing day, perfect weather and there were no break downs, so you cannot ask for any more than that! Lunch was lake side (but inside in the a/c) and afterwards everyone headed home.


June 10th Dust Off & Thunderbird Celebration Day 2018

Time To Cruise To Booze, Brews & Food

(Cocktails are optional)

Date:       Sunday June 10, 2018 Event:     Scenic cruise across the Helderbergs. Enjoy the Overlook, A Beer Tasting & a trip to the Carrot Barn followed by Dinner at Justine’s in Cobleskill at 4pm Where To Meet:         At John & Darcy’s House 1527 Berne Altamont Road Altamont, 12009 Time:                           11:30am-12pm for snacks, with cruise departure by 12:15pm Schedule:

Cruise to Thatcher Park

Cruise to the Gas Up in Schoharie 

 Cruise to Justine’s

Rt 7 in Cobleskill expected 4pm arrival

Directions to John/Darcy’s: Head for the Altmont Fair Grounds (Rt 146 in Altamont), keep going straight up the Altamont Hill 3 miles from the fair entrance, #1527 is a gray ranch house on your left. Look for the Thunderbirds in the driveway! Please contact Lad 607-652-7157 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to confirm you are joining the group so no one gets left behind. We also need a head count for the restaurant! Time to dust off those beautiful T Birds and head out for a cruise. *Redneck Bingo/Road Ralley Cards will be available for the ride out!* **Pints for Paws benefits Regional Rescue, donations welcome: cash, pet food, toys, treats, office supplies, stamps, gift cards