To Everyone Who Was At RPRU 2013

Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:54 pm

I finally arrived home Monday afternoon from Red Power Round Up 2013. There are several groups I need to thank.
I want to thank everyone who attended this years Red Power Round Up in Lima, Ohio.

A special thanks to everyone who had a display. I also want to thank all our vendors. They made sure there were lots of good things to eat and many different parts and IH products available for our guests.

Red Power Round Up 2013 Committee
This committee spent 3 years to make this Round Up a huge success. They put countless hours into making sure this was a quality show and was enjoyable for everyone. It has been an extreme pleasure to work with this group.

Special Thanks to those who volunteered to help out at the show.

Co-Chair Doug Etzkorn and his Wife Connie.
Both were a huge help in setting up this show. Doug and Connie's past experience with Portland and the Buckeye Farm Antiques local shows was a great asset in making this show a success. I'm going to miss Doug's daily calls so we could update each other on what wild question we received that day.

My Wife Lisa
I know there were days that she wasn't thrilled that I took this project on. This show wouldn't be as good as it was if it wasn't for her. Lisa is the one who worked with the Convention and Visitors Bureau to get better hotel rates and made sure the Lima area knew what was coming to Lima. She was also my Secretary and made sure I kept things moving.

I may not be able to be at very many local shows in the next several months. My " honey do list " has grown from a few pages to several books and Lisa says I can't go out and play until I get caught up.

This was a fun ride. Onward to South Dakota.

Dale Merkle

Re: To Everyone Who Was At RPRU 2013

Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:59 pm


You did an outstanding job. RPRU was a logistic nightmare and it came off without a hitch. Thank you for all you did.

Now, sit down and relax for a bit and then tackle the honey do list.

Bill (started my career in Spencerville as an Ag teacher)