SHOW & REUNION REPORTS

KINGS SHOW HOSTS OFFICERS OF NEIGHBORING THRESHING SHOWS


| 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

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