Much occurring today at Afton Station... full of fun and variety. First of all, I believe I told you last week about photographer Michael Scruggs using some of the vintage cars as "props" for a series of photos of burlesque girls. He brought them to show us this afternoon, and here are two of them. I'll share more another time. This post is going to be photo-rich anyway.
Next, lets talk about the T-bird that was left here a few months ago with the expectation that folks would see it and buy chances for when it's auctioned off in September. We haven't had much luck selling tickets, since we were closed for much of the winter, so today we decided to put it outside to attract attention. We only sold one ticket, but we'll try again tomorrow.
Next, a hearty "welcome back" to Tommy Bassett, friend and former owner of Bassett's Grocery across the street. He's finally out of the hospital after being confined there for 5 weeks with serious burns. Great to see you back, Tommy!
And finally. . . what we're actually here for -- the visitors! We had plenty today! There were 10, plus the 18 members of the Southern Missouri 'Stang Gang, who came in a convoy of good looking Mustangs, both old and new. Here are some of the folks. . .
. . . and here are a few of their cars, parked both in front of the Station and across the street. We enjoy the visits from these folks and they must enjoy us too, since they come back each year. This year, they participated in the Joplin (MO) St. Patrick's Day parade this morning before cruising to Afton.
It was a wonderful day, filled with the variety that we all appreciate!