The following is a report that was unintentionally missed in the recording of the report of the Zehr's Central States Steam Engine and Thresher Historical Renuion, Inc., held in September, 1951
One of the outstanding parts of our recent reunion was 'Grandma's Attic and Hoby Show' presided over by Mrs. Wilbur Collins, wife of our vice president
'Grandma's Attc' was located near the secretary's tent and attracted both men and women, and also children of all ages.
There was a display of old time kitchenware, furniture and household needs used many years ago. Another feature of this tent was hand painted china, pictures and needlework including embroidery and chrocheted articles.
Mrs. Collins was assisted by her sister in law, another Mrs. Collins, who, with her daughters were busy drawing pictures of old steam engines on handkerchiefs. Mrs. L. V. Kinsinger, Mrs. Vernon Reed and Mrs. Fred Hazzler supervised and helped maintain the displays.
Miss Dorothy Atkinson of Polo. Illinois, acted as registrar and reported that persons from 17 different states registered during one day of the reunion.
Mrs. Robert Kipfer and Mrs. Dan S. Zehr presided over the tea table.
Mrs. Mackelroy of the Johnson Furniture Company gave a talk on interior decorating the first day of the show. Mrs. T. M. Patton of Lexington, talked on 'Bells'. She and her husband own over 900 of them. Mrs. Huddelson of Normal, Illinois, talked on children's literature. She is a writer for several well known magazines. The Collins sisters pave a program of tap dancing and acrobatic acts.
Mrs. Henry Oberholtzer, the first woman member of our organization was on hand to display her cockelbur engine and gave portrait sketches of several persons who were attending the show. Mrs. Harvey Gallop of Pontiac, Illi., exhibited some of her hand painted pictures.
Much credit is due the many Women who took part in making 'Grandma's Attic' a success and it would be impossible to name each and every one who assisted. The officers are very grateful for the interest and untiring work of our good women in aiding in the success of our annual reunion