Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day at the Hangar

Day at the Hangar
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
(well, no trains)

Sunday, August 24th, could not have been a nicer day for Ken & Polly's 13th Annual "Day at the Hangar." Ken and Polly Kresmery are relatively new members to CTCC, and they were kind enough to invite our club members to this wonderful annual event.

Sixteen CTCC club members and several of their guests were in attendance... Lloyd and Joan Schellin, Bill and Liz Werth, Don and Kathy Roerkohl, Ken and Polly, Gary Smithe, Bob Wenderski, Dan Andersen, Gordon Gluff, Rudy and Janet Budach, and Bob and Helen Hoge. Liz's brother and his wife, the Cooks, and Steve Martin, from Valley Community Bank, and his two sons were also in attendance.

When we arrived, we were informed by Ken that the keys were in all the vehicles, and we should feel free to take any of his collectible cars for a ride around the airport property. Cars with keys in the ignition, among others, were a red Jaguar XKE, a blue '57 T-Bird, a 1979 Rolls Royce, a 1930 Model A Ford, and a 1955 blue Thunderbird belonging to Bill and Liz. Bill left his keys in his car, and imagine his surprise - while enjoying his lunch, as he saw his 'Bird flying down the road! Bill and Liz were very gracious allowing attendees to drive their 'Bird the rest of the day.

Willing attendees were also able to enjoy a wonderful ten-minute airplane ride. A pilot friend of the Kresmery's flew passengers over the greater Belvidere area in a 1973 Cessna.

The food was excellent... roast corn on the cob fresh off the grill, Italian sausage sandwiches, and a wide variety of salads, side dishes, and desserts. We certainly thank our host and hostess for a very enjoyable day. View pictures from the event at the CTCC Photos Page.

-- Bob Hoge

FOOTNOTE: Ken advises that 75 people enjoyed the Cessna flights, while more than 200 attendees consumed some 350 ears of corn!

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