Report on 1972 Annual Show of Stumptown Steam Threshers Association

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Route 2, Scio, Ohio 43988

The 10th Annual Show of Stumptown Steam Threshers Association was held September 9th and 10th, 1-1/4 miles west of New Athens, Ohio. As in previous years, there were special attractions twelve steam engines on display, gas and oil tractors and in the neighborhood of two hundred small gas engines, sawmill, operating both days, shingle mill, Baker fan, threshing wheat with a hand feed Champion and a Russell Thresher with a boss feeder, grinding corn meal and buckwheat flour and these two items were for sale.

On Saturday, Mrs. Oliver Sword of Dalton, Ohio was crowned Queen of our show and Mr. Harry Rogers of Kensington, Ohio was named 'Thresherman of the Year', and was presented a plaque for his faithful support to the club and his interest all his life as a thresherman.

These two projects were sponsored by our ladies auxiliary. They also had a Flea Market, Rummage Sale, Bazaar and Bake Sale. Each year they raffle a beautiful handmade quilt.

On Saturday night a Fiddler's Contest was held, directed by Raymond Laizure and it was enjoyed by all.

Church services were conducted Sunday morning by Rev. Burkhead.

Through the efforts of many committees during the year and these two days, we can truly say we had a very enjoyable and successful show. Hoping to see you all again at our 1973 Show in September, 8 and 9.

Officers are Charles Harrison, President, Scio, Ohio; Earl Hamilton, Vice-President, Lisbon, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nelson are Secretary and Treasurer of Carrollton, Ohio.