Ideas From Tri-State In Bird City, Kan.

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Tri-State Antique Engines & Threshers Association, of Bird City, Kan., has a number of ideas which other organizations will probably be glad to hear about. The ideas are listed in the news letter issued in conjunction with the 30th annual show, July 28-31.

A restored Cheyenne County school house is a new feature this year. It was donated by Bill Wellman, of St. Francis. The Cheyenne County Historical Society is cooperating on the project. 'Classes' will be held during the show, and we'll bet the Three Rs will figure very strongly.

The club has chosen a Queen annually since 1973, when Mrs. Ada Koken, of Bird City, won the honor. The 1982 Queen was Mrs. Sophia Boll, of St. Francis.

Policy on admissions, parking, commercial spaces and other items is spelled out in a newsletter; that saves a lot of wear and tear in bent nerves and long explanations.

A second public rest room is being added. That certainly will bring gratitude from people who get tired waiting in line.

A Get Acquainted potluck meal is held on the eve of the opening. New exhibitors especially should enjoy this, for it can help them get started on the right foot. Norman Dorsch of Bird City is the new president. Hal Sager is MC for the show.

The newsletter also contains humor and philosophy, such as this:

'We are all manufacturers some make good, others make trouble and still others make excuses.'