East Lycoming Farm & Heritage Association

PO Box 223 Hughesville, Pennsylvania 17737

The East Lycoming Farm and Heritage Association Show held August
25-27, 1995, at the Hughesville Fairgrounds, was a success. It
featured the ‘Lumber Era’ made famous by Lycoming County,
which celebrated its bicentennial this year.

Working demonstrations were band saws, saw mills, chain saw
artists and a shingle mill. Shingles were stamped with the name and
date of the show, and are destined to become collector’s items.
They were also nailed to a roof on site. A dismantled pin and
mortise building showed the old way of construction without the use
of nails. Four 40 foot Douglas fir trees were planted on the
infield. Forestry students from Williamsport Penn College of
Technology cut and debarked the trees. Three horses teams dragged
the logs to the mills for processing like in the old days. There
was a contest held to find the best depiction of Mr. Lumber
‘Jack’ scarecrow.

The show was dedicated to a charter member, the late David Wod
rig, who died in a lumbering accident in 1993 at age 36. His family
brought his large collection of classic cars, antique John Deere
tractors and memorabilia from his life, including many awards in
woodsmen contests.

New this year was a vintage fashion show highlighting wedding
gowns. The oldest gown displayed was 1910.

New displays included spark plugs, locks and license plate
collections, lantern collection, a real barbershop complete with a
live barbershop quartet, and a Victorian music room with live
dulcimer music. Old time crafts were quilting, chair caning, candle
dipping, cooking and a ‘sheep-to-shawl’ contest. Over 150
photos of early ancestors and landmarks of our local area were
shown. There was even a lawn tractor square dance.

The Sunday morning worship service speaker arrived on horseback
clad in costume depicting the ‘Circuit Riding Preacher’ of
early times. The offering of $302 was donated to our local Habitat
for Humanity chapter.

Annual events that are always crowd pleasers were hit & miss
engines and the machines they operate; over 240 tractors displayed
with 204 tractor pullers attending; antique machinery
demonstrations, kids’ games and pedal pulls, flea market and
good food.

Our next show, August 23-25, 1996, will feature Allis- Chalmers.
Hope to see you there!

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