Good Sams planning rally at fairgrounds
When Good Sams groups say theye going to get together they don mean just for supper they just might mean for days at a time.
And so, Orville and Rosie Oeschlaeger, who are planning a Good Sams rally for District 6, are ready for four days of fun and entertainment in Tonganoxie. The Oeschlaegers are district directors of the group, which is comprised of about seven chapters from the Topeka, Holton and Ottawa areas.
Scheduled to begin Sept. 14, the rally will continue through the morning of Sept. 17.
e expect to have about 50 units, or probably about 100 people coming to Tonganoxie for the rally,Rosie Oeschlaeger said.
This will be the second consecutive year that the group has chosen to camp at the Leavenworth County Fair-grounds, Orville Oeschlaeger said.
ast fall, they voted to have it here this year, too,he said. t here again by popular request.
The fairgrounds are popular because of the large buildings, as well as the camping area, Orville Oeschlaeger said.
Events include an ice cream social, judging of chapter displays representing this year om Sawyertheme, a performance of high school band members at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, a flea market on the morning of Sept. 16 where the public is invited to shop for crafts and yard sale items.
A lot of the Good Sam members not only like to hold yard sales, they also like to attend them, Rosie Oeschlaeger said.
And theye hoping to find lots of yard sales in Tonganoxie to go to on Sept. 15 and 16.
On the afternoon of Sept. 15, the Tonganoxie Historical Site will be open for visits. And the evening of Sept. 15, Claudine Scottie Lingelbach, Lawrence, who was a member of WACS during World War II, will speak. Lingelbach was one of the people written about in Tom Brokaw book, he Greatest Generation.
Although most of the Good Sam members who are expected to camp here are retired, there will also be younger members present.
ee had them camp from newborn to 80 years,Orville Oeschlaeger said.
The public is welcome to attend the events, and to get acquainted with the campers.