| July/August 1973

  • Threshing Show Queens
    Photo are some of the past threshing show ,'Queens'', special guests of the ''King Show''. Courtesy of Jeanette A. Draus, Route 1, Box 153, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020.
    Jeanette A. Draus
  • George W. Hedtke
    George W. Hedtke, President of the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, Inc., greeted guests as they were registered by the Treasurer of the show, Emil Svanda. Mr. Hedtke is shown greeting one of our speakers for the evening, Norman Radtke, Secretary
  • Hosting group
    Picture is some of the 76 guests from the six neighboring shows and the hosting group, the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, Inc. who enjoy the dinner and meeting in February at Kings, Illinois.
  • Friendly little people
    These friendly little people were on hand to help welcome guests from six neighboring shows, who were invited by the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, Inc. to Kings, Illinois for the dinner-meeting. They were made by Berniece Hayenga, a member of t
    Jeanette A. Dram

  • Threshing Show Queens
  • George W. Hedtke
  • Hosting group
  • Friendly little people

A beautifully tied bundle of oats stood symbolic of the common interests and goals discussed by the large group of representatives of the area shows who were invited to Kings, Illinois on the evening of February 24th, by the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, Inc. The Harm Hayenga farm home, where the N.C.I.S.P.S.I. meetings are held, was the site of the thresherman's-style dinner, cooked and served by the ladies of the Kings Show, with Ethyl Svanda in charge. A delicious meal of roast beef, potatoes & gravy, vegetables and home-made relishes and salads was topped off by a dessert of rainbow sherbet and a large cake, artistically decorated with a colorful steam engine.

About eighty people attended the dinner and meeting; most of these were officers and their spouses, or other representatives, of the following six shows:

Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, Freeport, Illinois

Northern Illinois Steam Power Club, DeKalb, Illinois

Rock River Thresheree Association, Janesville, Wisconsin

Will County Threshermen's Association, New Lenox, Illinois


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