TFC’s Mobile Chapel At ATCA – Macungie – Final Post

Saturday, June 20

Macungie Saturday (1)We woke up to rain on Saturday morning – heavy rain.

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Macungie Saturday (8)Despite the rain, trucks continued to arrive.

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Macungie Saturday (16)The weather cleared by 9:00 AM and people began checking out the trucks again.

Macungie Saturday (17)I would guess that this golf cart is owned by a trucker.

Macungie Saturday (18)I was pleased when an old trucker friend (green) – who I haven’t seen in years – stopped to say hello. He introduced me to his brother (blue).

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Macungie Saturday (20)The owner of the trucker golf cart heard that I liked it and came back for some posed photos. :)

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Macungie Saturday (24)This couple was interested in seeing the inside of the chapel. Volunteer Chaplain Bob gave them the tour.

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Macungie Saturday (26)Our nephew Bryan (black shirt), his wife, Leslie, their son Bryson, and two of her relatives came to visit us.

Macungie Saturday (27)We began hearing that rain was supposed to arrive by 2 PM, so decided to take the canopy down before it got wet.

Macungie Saturday (28)By this time it was cloudy and the canopy was not as important as when it was sunny.

Macungie Saturday (29)Drivers began pulling out before the expected rain.

Macungie Saturday (31)It was interesting to watch the owners of this dump truck – filled with “rocks” – load it onto a lowboy.

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Macungie Saturday (32)Leaving the park

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Macungie Saturday (36)Watching the trucks leave the park is a highlight of the two-day event, because it is kind of like watching a parade.

Macungie Saturday (37)The drivers know they have an audience and love to give us a “show of power” as they go up the grade to the exit into the town of Macungie.

Macungie Saturday (38)I told Cerwin that I am doubtful that most boys ever grow up, because many of these men giving us lots of noise are way beyond middle age. :)

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Macungie Saturday (42)Then it was time for us to leave – and I was following the chapel to TFC’s headquarters.

Macungie Saturday (43)I’d much rather be inside the chapel tractor, but there are a few times a year when I must be in a car following it.

Macungie Saturday (44)We were blessed to be there again this year.

Chapel At ATCA – Macungie – Part 2

Friday, June 19

DSC_5179It was nice to find a few daylilies at a truck show.

DSC_5176Macungie is a large park, and a beautiful place to have a truck show

DSC_5169Trucks continued to arrive all day long.

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DSC_5182It was a beautiful day to be a vendor at a truck show.

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DSC_5246Back at the chapel – following an afternoon walk around the park.

DSC_5252One thing we have learned after many years of taking a chapel to truck shows, is to have plenty of chairs for visitors.

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DSC_5250Supper was being served at the other end of the park, so we left in plenty of time for browsing and checking out trucks.

DSC_5258That’s an interesting vehicle for pulling a camper.

DSC_5261Our friend Doug Maney was the MC, and after introducing and honoring a few people, and waiting for the food line to be ready, he called on Chaplain Jake to pray for the meal.

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DSC_5268Time to eat

DSC_5271I made sure that I had plenty of butter for corn and clams.

DSC_5272The food line.

DSC_5274Chaplain Jake, his son Jesse, their friend Joe, our cousin Resie’s husband, Leon, and me (helping him send a cell phone picture to Resie.

DSC_5277Checking out more trucks as we walked back to the chapel.

DSC_5280Evening clouds

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DSC_5290A local man stopped in to tell Cerwin about a near death experience when he told God he was coming home.

DSC_5291Cerwin using the air pump to fill the sofa bed mattress in the chapel living quarters.

DSC_5295The sleeping bags are ready – and we are tired.

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Tomorrow night – Day 2 At Macungie

Chapel At ATCA – Macungie – Part 1

Antique Truck Club of America – Friday, June 19

DSC_5109We had a pretty, hazy, drive to Macungie, which is located about one-and-a-half-hours northeast of us.

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DSC_5124The first thing we did was set up the chapel – which Jake and Cerwin took to Macungie the day before to make sure we can get into our spot before a lot of other trucks arrive.

This was called the “power” row as it was us and the military. :)

DSC_5113Betty, Bob, and Jake helped us man the chapel.

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DSC_5112After we were settled in, I walked around the grounds to see what had arrived.

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DSC_5122Since we have been to several truck shows lately – and have more coming up, I tried to take some creative pictures.

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DSC_5142Inside the old milk truck

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