Activities 2005


A January dinner meeting will include a presentation by Audrey Simmelink of her trip to Egypt.  Meet at Roy's Chuckwagon on the 28th at 6pm.


A night of chocolate at Jim & Ginger Vetrano's on the 12th.  Bring your favorite chocolate dish and recipe.


The annual Freeze Your Fanny Tour hosted by the Three Rivers Model "T" club, March 12, 10AM at the Pasco Red Lion.  Contact Bill Sheller at 1-541-922-4747 for details.

"Wee bit of Ireland", Heppner, Oregon, March 18-20.  St. Patty's Cruz-in on the 19th, 10AM-4PM.  Parade at 1PM.  Contact Martha Schreve, 582-7530, for more information.


Portland Swap Meet, PIR, March 31 to April 3, Noon-5pm Thurs, 7am-5pm Fri-Sun.

Portland Swap Meet, Expo Center, April 1 to April 3, 7am-7pm Fri-Sat, 8am-1pm Sun.


Annual Swap Meet on May 7th.

Richland High School Family History Night, May 31.


Bring your cars and visit with the residents of Manor on Canyon Lake June 10th, 2pm.  Some would like to enjoy rides.  Contact Martha Schreve for more information.

Red Mountain Round-up Antique Truck and Power Show, June 11 (9-5) & 12 (9-noon).

Cool Desert Nights, Richland, June 23-25


Pasco Independence Day Parade, July 4, judging at 9:00am, starts at 10:30am. 4th Ave., near the courthouse.  Contact Bud Williams for more information.


Mystery Party Night at Roy's Western Smorgy on July 15, 5:30 - 8:30PM.  Surprises in store!

Info: Packards International PNW Regional MARYHILL TOUR JULY 16 - 18 We will leave the northeast corner of the Fred Meyer parking lot on Meridian Avenue by the bridge in Puyallup at 9:00 AM and drive to Randle, where we will have lunch. We will then continue to Windy Ridge at Mt. St. Helens. After leaving Windy Ridge, we will continue south to the Columbia River Gorge. We will cross the river into The Dalles, where we will stay at the Best Western River City Inn Saturday and Sunday. Dinners will be on your own as there are many excellent restaurants within a few blocks of the motel Sunday morning we will leave the motel at 8:00 AM and drive to the full-scale replica of Stonehenge, where we should be able to take photos of our Packards parked in front of the monument. Then we will drive to Maryhill, tour the museum and grounds, and have lunch there. Leaving Maryhill, we will go to the observatory in Goldendale, where there is a 24-inch telescope and views of the area, as it is located on the top of the hill. Also, the observatory is open to public viewing of the skies on Saturday and Sunday nights for anyone who cares to do so. After leaving the observatory, we will visit the Presby Mansion, a very interesting museum in Goldendale, and view some of the turn-of-the-century homes in Goldendale. We will return to the Dalles for the evening. A winery tour may also be worked in during the day. Monday morning we will leave The Dalles and drive westward on the south side of the Columbia. We will travel the old highway as much as possible, stopping at Rowena Point, Crown Point, and several waterfalls. We will return to the Seattle area by I-5. Anyone wishing to go will need to reserve their rooms at the Best Western. Rates are $64 a night for 1 or 2 people, and $69 a night for 3 or more. Breakfast is included. Tell them you are with the Packard Club to get these rates. I have a limited number of rooms on hold, so call early. The phone number is 1-888-935-2378. Anyone wanting to spend Friday night in Puyallup let me know and arrangements can be made. If you are going on this tour, please let me, Keith McGowan, know so that I can make lunch arrangements for Saturday. Call me on 253-841-1126, or email at


Benton Franklin County Fair Parade, August 20th, 9am, Kennewick, on 1st/4th Ave. in the school parking lot next to Food Pavilion.  Lunch at McClary's afterwards.

Harold LeMay Car Show & Open House, Marymount, August 27th, Tacoma.

Ice Cream Social at Fort Walla Walla, August 28.  Meet at the Red Lion parking lot at 8AM.


States Day Parade in Prosser. Sept. 5th.  Meet at the gas station at the Benton City exit on I-82 at 7:20am.  Judging is at 8am. The parade starts at 10am.  Afterwards, lunch will be served at The Red Barn for lunch -- hamburgers and drink for $6, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.  Contact Cyndy Underwood @ 946-4414, afternoons or evenings.

Tampico Days Parade Sept. 17.  Contact Dale Henson @ 509-965-9509 for details.

Toppenish Train Trip Sept. 17.  Includes Mural tour, Yakima Indian museum and other activities.  The Yakima club will be participating as well.  Meet at the flashcube building before 8am.  Contact Roy Holmes @ 582-9049 to RSVP (by Sept. 10) and for more information.

Senior Picnic Sept. 22, tentatively at the Howard Amon Community Center.  Contact Ed Edwards @ 967-9361 for more information.


Covered bridge Fall Foliage tour.  Contact Dennis and Karla Jackson for more information.




Bingo night, December 9.

The annual Christmas party is being held on December 17 at Roy's Chuckwagon.  There will be a gift exchange.  Please bring a wrapped gift worth up to $10. Unwrapped childrens toys may also be brought for donation to charity.

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