Past Events 2021
June 12 Appleton Flag Day Parade
The weather was great, and the crowd was huge for the 70th annual Appleton Flag Day Parade. The 6 cars in the parade were beautifully decorated and proudly represented the club. The theme of the 70th Flag Day Parade was “Home of the Brave”, honoring our hometown heroes of frontline workers during the pandemic. A special thanks to Pat Murray for supplying our cars with signs to showcase the Hometown Heroes.
We would also like to recognize long time Flag Day Parade participant Dick Rankfor chalking up another year of participation. After the parade, we cruised over to the Outpost in Sherwood for some great food and socializing. A special thanks to the Outpost for taking great care of us. We would like to say a “BIG THANK YOU” to all the people that participated in making this a great event.
Hosts: Valerie & Gary
June 6 Trip Around the Lake 50th Anniversary
Sunday was a sunny, hot, and beautiful day for a ride. For those of us that started in Neenah we traveled a total of 167 miles. We left Neenah with 19 cars and traveled to Fond du Lac and was able to stage in two lanes waiting for our turn to start. With only 13 cars in the two lanes before us, they let our 19 cars follow behind for a total of 32 cars in one group. The route was changed slightly this year between Fond du Lac and Oshkosh due to road construction by the lake road. But we wound our way through Oshkosh, Neenah and through Menasha to Waverly Beach where we picked up 3 more cars. Unfortunately, the 13 cars ahead of us took off without us, so we had no leader from Waverly Beach for the rest of the trip. So, Bob became the leader for the east side of the trip. Everything was fine for the first 34 miles, then a left turn was missed. Quickly it was relayed to the rest of the group to turn left. Several cars turned around to join the rest, but in the meantime another group of cars started blending in with us. We all made it safely to Holiday Chevrolet where we waited for raffle and 50/50 drawings to be held. Terry and Ann Grissman were lucky enough to win a raffle prize.
Our group then lined up for the last part of the trip back to Neenah through some rural roads west of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. We saw small towns that some had heard about but never seen before. After a 41-mile drive, we arrived at Solea Mexican Restaurant in Neenah and had some great Mexican food and conversation after a hot day. Thanks to everyone who participated. We had 10 new members participate, so hope you had a great time. Thanks also to Sue, Barb and Kevin for transmitting information between the front and back of the group when we got spaced far apart.
Hosts: Bob & Mary Boswell and Kevin & Sue Rahn
June 5 Little Chute Big Cheese Parade
The weather was perfect with a sunny and warm day, which brought a huge crowd for the parade. The 10 club cars excited the crowd during the entire parade route. After the parade, we cruised over to the Outpost Pub & Grill in Sherwood for lunch and socializing. We would like to give a BIG Thank You to all who participated in this event with us. We would also like to thank the Outpost for great tasting food and fantastic service.
Hosts: Valerie & Gary Sieg
May 21 Clintonville Car Show
May 20 Ladies Luncheon
A beautiful day in the neighborhood of College Avenue and Richmond Street in Appleton - namely Good Company. And yes, it was certainly "good company". 14 beautiful and friendly gals gathered for a wonderful start to this year's Valley Vettes Ladies Luncheon. As with any group of ladies, the chatter never let up even while we devoured the delicious salads and sandwiches. Dessert was scrumptious for two who indulged. To make this first event a little more memorable, names were drawn for a variety of door prizes with winners: Sandy Bender, Jane Binder, Barb Jaeger and grand prize to Joyce Allen. It was a treat to see such smiling faces. Thank you for your participation.
Host: Jean Brandt
Surprise Birthday Cruise
Twenty Corvettes staged at Appleton North High
School for a short cruise to Rainbow Park in
Hobart. Along with the great weather, we were
treated with a herd of Buffalo grazing in the
fields as we cruised the quiet back roads. When
we arrived at the park, we were greeted with
rescue, fire trucks and dump trucks along with a
very excited birthday group. The drivers made
three laps around the parking area waving and
making some Corvette noise. Soon after our club headed to Krabbe's Kountry Klub for social and dinner. Thank you for helping make the family's birthday a memorable one.
Hosts: Patrick & Kay Murray
May 8 Valley Vettes Road Tour Outing
The Valley Vettes Corvette Club kicked off the 2021 season with a road trip from Stoneridge Piggly Wiggly in Kaukauna to Wrightstown. Driving country roads along the Fox River to Green Bay and spent an hour socializing, having refreshments and appetizers at Hinterland Brewery in the Titletown District. Upon departing Hinterland Brewery, the Valley Vettes Corvette group journeyed to The OutPost in Sherwood for dinner supporting a club sponsor. Chris Fiedler, owner and operator of The Outpost generously donated three $20 gift certificates which were given away at the dinner event.
Thirty club members, sixteen Corvettes, and twenty four dinner guests attended the event.
Thanks to our Club Sponsor The OutPost (Chris Fiedler) and the Valley Vettes members that attended the event.
Sue & Kevin Rahn
Barb & Bill Jaeger
Teresa & James Karls