From this in early 2020
~ Notice to viewers: Our website has been and is experiencing several problems. Many pictures that were on, (and are back on), several of our event pages ~have, from time to time, mysteriously decided to disappear, all by themselves. Slide shows, after being installed according to directions supplied, have so ~many blank windows in them that I have totally given up trying to use the slide show feature and when you go to the website, you never know what any ~given page is going to look like, as many times, the information, pictures and/or the button locations have changed, again, mysteriously, all by ~themselves. I have called GoDaddy's "customer service department" and after spending considerable time with them on several different occasions, they ~have not been able to give me any solutions to correct the problems so, if you experience similar problems when you try to view the pictures, etc., that ~have been posted on any of our event pages, I apologize for the shoddy appearance of the site due to the less than favorable "customer service" that ~I have received. The latest answer I have gotten from "customer service" is that I will have to, "go to their new, upgraded program" and start all over again ~as they have made no provisions to move any of the information, pictures and/or pages from the "old website program" to their new version. Needless to ~say, I will not do that. In my humble opinion, using a GoDaddy website leaves a lot to be desired but for now, with all of the time I have invested in this ~site, that is all that I can do. Lou Kocon Jr.
~For 2021, our club will be having another antique tractor raffle. The prizes will be as follows:
~ First Prize will be a restored 1941 9N tractor.
~ Second Prize will be a vintage 1978 Ford Garden Tractor that has recently been restored.
~ Third Prize will be a vintage Ford Pedal Tractor. (Both second and third prizes were ~restored by 93 year old Junior Helsley.)
~Fourth Prize will be a Ford toy tractor also pictured below.
~Tickets can be purchased at any event our club attends or can be ordered through "Snail ~Mail" by sending your request to Lou Kocon Jr., 732 Wisman Rd., Woodstock, Virginia, ~22664. Tickets are $3.00 each, 2 for $5.00 or a book of 10 for $20.00. Make checks out to ~M.A.T.& G.E.C., Inc.. The drawing will be at the AutumnFest event which should be held at ~the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in early October of 2021. If AutumnFest is canceled ~again, the drawing will be held at our building site at The Shenandoah County Fairgrounds ~early in October of 2021. The exact date and time will be posted here and in local ~publications. Come on now. You know that you don't have one of these so you must need ~one and you know you want one........ no matter what "the better half" says!
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That's all. There's nothing more to see here so mooove along now, folks.
Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club, Inc., 2021
~Our last BBQ chicken sale for this year is history. We would like ~to thank all of you, our customers who came out and purchased ~some of the best BBQ Chicken in the valley. Your support will ~help us to finish the construction of the museum and display ~building on the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds which will ~showcase farming equipment and practices used here in the ~valley many, many years ago. Thank You!
To this on 02/17/21
~ Our biggest project to date is underway. Our club, The Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline ~Engine Club, Inc. has entered into a partnership with The Shenandoah County Fair Association to ~construct a museum and a display area for antique tractors and antique farming equipment. This ~is the beginning of "Chapter Two" for our club. We would gladly accept any assistance of any type ~from any individual, business or company. We have completed Phase I, the foundation and the ~slab and at this point, we have Phase II, the museum building, dried in but we still have to finish ~the inside with electric, sheetrock, painting, etc.. Then it will be on to Phase III, the covered ~display area. For more information, contact Treasurer Lou Kocon at 540-459-7768 or President ~Jim Stup at 540-465-5066. As this project advances, I will post pictures of the progress on this ~website.
X marks the spot.