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Barnathon RustFest (Reading, PA, Nov. 9, 1996)
Your Host - Tom Stutzman
The Fest Call was put out by Tom Stutzman...
In celebration of Scott & Rassy's gift on 11/12/45 and the conclusion of the Canadian leg of the 1996/1997 NY&CH Tour.....announcing the:And then the fest was sorta cancelled...
Today was the deadline for confirmations on those planning to attend Saturday's first annual Barnathon at Broken Arrow Ranch EAST. Since I put out the Fest call about two months ago--before the Hartford/Buffalo dates were announced--there were more than enough interested Rusties to make it a party. But over the last week, initially confirmed attendance (15) has fallen off to next to zero for one reason or another with the best reason being that some rusties will instead be in the swim with Neil & the Horse. :>)And some folks DID show up (see below).
My girlfriend and I were the only attendees at the RustFest at Mashed Potatoes' Broken Arrow Ranch East. He showed us some classic videos, and we listened to some tapes from the '96 tour. It turns out he's been a Neil fanatic since before I was born! After the Fest was cancelled because of lack of interest (?) I realized that I would be able to make it. It's a prime location for a Rust gathering. There's even a barn with a pond next to it. Next time he hosts a Barnathon, I strongly encourage anyone to attend. We had a great time. Thanks Tom.
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