St. Clair County Farm Museum Bee

| March/April 1996

5420 White Creek Road Marlette, Michigan 48453

St. Clair County Farm Museum's eleventh annual Threshing Bee and Antique Engine Show was scheduled for August 26-27, 1995.

The Lord blessed us with good weather, and there was a good turnout of exhibitors and spectators, including one from Spain and another from Italy.

Each morning, a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast was prepared and served by Pam and Dave Powers, owner of K's Diner in Avoca. After breakfast, Wayne Coon and Dennis Young opened the concession stand and sustained us with good food and refreshing drink. They all donated their time and talents to the Museum and their generosity is much appreciated.

Sye Langolf and John Knecht were up and on the job before dawn to get the Baker steam engine fired up and ready to thresh. Harry Michaels was not much later building a fire under the big kettle to make his famous black pot bean soup, which was served with homemade bread made by Lyla Kegler.

Lewis and Larry Osborn brought their variable load machine that is adjustable from no-load to all an engine can handle in the belt. Glen Schade and Art Cooney oversaw the threshing and Arlen Schade and his crew sawed logs into lumber, using the Richmond Club's saw mill.