President Illiana Antique Power Association, Inc. Box 153 Otterbein, Indiana 47970
'Unbelievable' is the word which best describes the food, displays, weather and hospitality at the 7th Annual show held at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Boswell, Indiana on August 15, 16 and 17, 1986. Attendees had numerous opportunities to enjoy the three days. It was the first year for our reorganized group now known as the Illiana Antique Power Association, Inc., but the same familiar, friendly faces were working behind the scenes.
A log sawing contest was held for those intent on working that hard, while others viewed the work done by the Dillman Brothers on the large sawmill. In addition to the usual large number of interesting flea market exhibits, a well attended toy show was held. The hog roast, prepared by club members and their wives, was quite popular, as were the numerous entertainment groups. As is the custom, the Carter Dalton awards for best gas engine, tractor, steam and automobile display were made. The winners were Jerry Jones, Dennis Fairchild, Dale Robertson, and Joe Geswein. Also attracting lots of interested viewers was the display trailer owned by Kenny and Wendy Wolf.
This year's show dates are August 21, 22, and 23. Certainly the highlight of the show will be the awarding of the restored 1937 'A' John Deere to the winner of the raffle for it. It was donated by Norbert Cooley and restored by Jerry Kirsch and Bob Muller. It will be the featured tractor on the show pin and plaque. Plan to attend and we'll certainly show you a good time.