RD#1 Brush Creek Road, Manor, Pennsylvania 15665
On the second week of August, 1983, the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association, in conjunction with the Harrold Fair, held it's annual Harrold Fair Show.
It was a good show and never a dull moment. The school on the showgrounds was filled with canned goods, vegetables, baked goods, quilts and other arts and crafts ready to be judged.
We showed steam engines, many tractors and engines, plus a shingle mill and a lumber mill. One of the most unique tractors there was a 1925 Ford tractor used in the Ford Foundry. This is not a Fordson, but a Ford tractor made using a Ford auto engine. There were 36 members at the show, and each member received a plaque.
We were grinding wheat and corn to make flour and cornmeal. The lumber we were cutting is going to be used to build a building in Delmont in which we can store and restore implements.
Our youngest member, 13-year-old Eric Benson, collected other members rags to be washed in a Maytag washing machine. Wally Johnston and Todd Welty displayed some hot tube engines purchased near Kane, Pennsylvania. Melvin Bailey ran the shingle mill while Clyde Allshouse took care of the lumber mill. Paul Carey was out with his miscellaneous engines, lawn-mowers and butter churns. Rich 'Smokeman' Simpson was there with his steamroller.
Despite the smoke, we were able to survive until Saturday, when the Harrolds Fair came to a close for another year.