Medina County Antique Power Association Tries for New Show Date

Steam traction engine

Walter Payne's scale-model steam traction engine.

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This year the Medina County Antique Power Association, Inc. has moved our 9th annual antique power show from Memorial Day to the last weekend in August. Hopefully, the weather will be better and we will be able to have more activities.

This year will be our fourth annual tractor pull. The classic class (1942-1953) will pull on Saturday afternoon while the antique class (up to 1941) will pull on Saturday evening, last year's winners of the classic pull were: class ILinda Berger, class IIRobert Krecic, class IIIJim Fetty. The winners of the antique pull were: class IEd Kalina, class IIRandy Hall, class IIITom Lethco. The steam class winner was Clyde Whitmore. All winners received a wooden plaque.

At the 1983 show, there were 172 exhibitors displaying 5 steam traction engines, 73 gas tractors, 163 gas engines, 7 homemade scale-model steam engines, 1 homemade steam popcorn wagon, 3 scale-model power plants, 1 scale-model water plant and 13 antique cars. Ralph Weidman even brought his working scale-model homemade engines made from poison ivy vine. During the show, the members were able to thresh and bale. Damp weather made it impossible to grind with the club's stone Buhr Mill.

This year's show promises to be bigger and better. Weather permitting, we plan to thresh and grind. Also, we should have apples to press cider. Other various events have been planned such as tractor races and contests, a skillet throwing contest for the ladies and possibly a tobacco spitting contest. Flea markets and arts/crafts are also welcome. There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning.

Camping is available for exhibitors and arts/crafts. The Medina County Fairgrounds will be open for early set-up Friday afternoon and evening.

We say 'Thank you' to all our friends and exhibitors from previous years and hope to make more new friends this year. Come join us for a weekend of soot, noise and fun on August 25 and 26, 1984, at the Medina County Fairgrounds.

For more information: Nancy Adkins, 11810 Williams Road, West Salem, Ohio 44287.