October News Letter –

The October meeting of the Hastings Melon Roasters was held on Tuesday Oct. 2nd, at the First United Methodist Church in Hastings with 20 members present.
The financial information from the Melon Roast has been gathered.  We had 267 cars attend.  That number includes our host cars.  The total profit after all bills were paid is a little over $2000.00.
We voted on the charity donations we will be making with that money:
$1,000.00 to the Hastings Disabled American Veterans post
$200.00 to the Hastings GoodFellows Christmas campaign
$600.00 to the First United Methodist Church for their renovation project
The 2019 Melon Roast was discussed and we have decided that we will not have a designated charity next year.  Instead, the money raised will be used for the installation of a historical marker in Brickyard Park.  This marker will explain the history of the brick factories that were once located at the site.  Car Art was also discussed and in recognition of next year being our 10th anniversary show, the “Art” will be a number 10 with a peace symbol as the zero.  This is a nod to our first Car Art which was the peace symbol.
Depending on the weather, our last Cruise Night of the season will be at the Sonic Drive-in in Hastings on Friday October 19th.  Watch your emails for information as we get closer to the date.