Successful 34th Annual Show

Bennett Johnson

Raffle winner Bennett Johnson.

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3919 Greenbrier Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

September 15-17, 1995 we held our show at Atkinson, Illinois, with Heritage Day for Antique Engine and Tractor Association, Inc. It is a day set aside for local school children and retirement home residents, and provides a rare opportunity for young and old to learn, reminisce and enjoy our Midwestern heritage!

The show began with breakfast Saturday morning. Following the meal were Working displays such as a sawmill, shingle saw, oat threshing, mall board plowing, corn binding, along with crafts and an antique flea market, providing the activities throughout the day.

Special events on Saturday included the Tracker's Sky Dive Team of Annawan, Illinois, providing a morning chute landing demonstration, while the 'River Bend Pullers' had a tractor pull through the afternoon.

The static tractor display of 60 units, plus various makes and models, featured the Minneapolis Moline line.

Fairbanks-Morse was in the spotlight for the gas engine area. The Hopper family of Franklin Grove, Illinois, displayed an impressive line. A total of 150 or more made a nice running display.

The schedule wrapped up with a pork chop dinner, and nighttime entertainment was provided by 'The Swinging Doors Band.'

Activities on Sunday featured 'The Mississippi Valley Garden Tractor Pullers' pull and the highly anticipated raffle drawing in the afternoon! Prizes included a Longaberger basket with dish, model farm toys, John Deere clock and nice paintings. The big prize was an IHC LB 1-3 HP gasoline engine, won by three-year-old Bennett Johnson.

The Antique Engine and Tractor Association, Inc., thanks all of those who attended our 34th and hope they will come out September 13-15, 1996, for our 35th!

A special 'thank you' to the men, women and children who helped to maintain, display, preserve our nation's history!