Welcome

(Photos by Lisa Cenis and Sue Brennan)

Welcome to the Colonial Carriage and Driving Society’s web site. This site is intended to give up-to-date information about our club meetings and special events. The Society welcomes everyone to join the club, whether you drive carriage horses or just have an interest in the history and traditions of carriage driving. Open meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Mass. Some meetings feature an informational speaker as well as the normal business.


Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 23 6:30 pm

Greetings From Maureen…

Hi club members,🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁
Just a few things to mark your calendar with.
On Sunday, October 13th, the club is hosting a cones fun day. A fun day consists of a professional cones course setup and cross country to drive at will. No volunteers needed.

Come and enjoy the spectacular grounds and beautiful views provided by our hosts Mary and Harvey. Plan to enjoy driving from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by potluck or bring your own lunch.

🍁 Cider and donuts provided by the club.

Please RSVP Harvey so that he can prepare the course: 413-441-4682 Email: haller.hww@gmail.com

We do need a volunteer to set up for the donuts etc, as Maureen will be away and might not be back in time to help. Contact her if you are able to help out: maureengamelli2@gmail.com

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 23, our next meeting date. 🍁The club’s very own Tjasa Sprague will be our guest speaker. She is an excellent historian and one of the original charter members of CCDS.

Her topic will be the history of the Tub Parade and the Gilded Age era. She also has vast knowledge of many of the Gilded Age families and stories about the Town of Lenox.

This meeting will be a potluck meeting, so bring something yummy and bring a friend to listen to wonderful history of the area.

🎃Please give Harvey a call about cones day.

Maureen

Please send any news you may have for the newsletter (new members to the family, photos from events, want ads) to Jen Wilcox at: jen.wilcox@verizon.net or Harvey at: hwaller562@aol.com.

Please check “Listing of Events” on this site for details on other upcoming events. The Society hosts a variety of events, such as driving clinics, informal drives, the Orleton Farm Pleasure Driving Show, Winter Classic Sleigh Rally, Lenox Tub Parade, and Summer Fun Day. Fun Day was created as an opportunity for recreational drivers, as well as seasoned whips, to experience games and friendly competition. The members enjoy the social aspect the Society brings to each meeting and special event, where friends get together to have fun, drive their horses, and to learn more about carriage driving.

The Colonial Carriage and Driving Society was officially formed on January 15, 1989. Twenty-five years later, the club continues to grow and offer many exciting activities. Come to our events or join our club and enjoy the history and tradition of carriage driving.