We are almost there — less than 3 weeks until the 2009 SPRING FLING. We are very excited this year to be able to host the Spring Fling for two days (June 5 AND June 6). At last count we had 30 tables spoken for (and since I’m not in charge of the tables–there may be more I don’t know about).

This year we are pleased to have in addition to the Museum’s artifacts a display on School Buses by one of our members. Please be sure to stop by and look at all the information that is there. We will, of course, have a Members Table, and two tables with items from the Gift Shop. On Friday, June 5, the Gift Shop table will also host Ken Springirth, author of numerous Arcadia Publishing books, to sign any books you purchase. Ken’s books on trolleys and buses have been our most popular Arcadia books in the gift shop. His titles include: Greater Erie Trolleys, Johnstown Trolleys and Incline, Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys and Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys. And don’t be fooled by the titles–many of them include photographs of buses (with credits to the Museum of Bus Transportation). Ken will not be with us on Saturday because he will be signing another book (East Broad Top Railroad) at an event at the East Broad Top Railroad.

We will also have a display table and possibly two buses from the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center. We are happy to have them participate in our Spring Fling–in years past they have driven a bus from NJ — even on the hottest day of the year last year–a bus with no a/c! So this year they will also have a display table with pictures and information on their organization.