The 2016 Checker Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania was a big success with close to 80 people attending and over 30 Checkers registered.
Thursday gave us the opportunity to get acquainted or reacquainted and enjoy a visit to the Hershey Story Museum followed by a dinner at Your Place restaurant.
With more people and cars arriving on Friday, a long procession of Checkers brought us to the Harley-Davidson plant where groups of 10 were given in-depth tours of the facility. Later that day, a large group of people drove to downtown Harrisburg for a guided tour of the State Capitol. This was a big hit withe everyone. Later, a large number of people spent time in the hotel parking lot having friendly discussions and admiring the Checker cars parked there.
A lively Board meeting on Saturday morning was followed by the public Checker car show at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. This and the food from the Pork Bun truck was a hit with members and visitors alike.
Saturday night brough us to the magnificent Moorish Zembo Shrine in downtown Harrisburg for our annual banquet. The food was provided by a local Amish family and included a rich Shoo-Fly Pie for dessert. Among others, Ben Merkel received a lifetime contribution award from the Club.
Hats off to Ed Fox for pulling off a fantastic convention!