Model T club to visit Morenci 2012.08.22

Written by David Green.

Look for more than 80 antique Ford cars in Morenci Saturday morning when the 2012 Michigan Jamboree of Model Ts makes a visit to town.

Organizers aren’t sure exactly when the caravan of cars will reach Morenci. The group will leave Adrian Saturday morning and drive about 25 m.p.h. to Hudson. After a visit there, the group will take backroads to Morenci and make a visit to the North Morenci school. After a stop in Morenci, the Jamboree moves on to Blissfield for lunch.

The antique vehicles will be parked downtown in Morenci while drivers and passengers visit the historical society, the old depot and other locations. SPS Photography will set up a photo booth downtown.

The Huron Valley Cranks are the host club for this year’s Jamboree that draws participants from clubs around the state. On Friday the drivers will take a lap around Michigan International Speedway and tour Hidden Lake Gardens.

  • Girls.on.ride
    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
  • Funcolor
    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
  • KayseInField
    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.

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