Holland, Texas, has a population of 723, but it annually stages
a big Corn Festival, which this past summer drew an attendance of
Top booster for the Holland show is Darwin ‘Monk’
Ivicic, who serves as chairman. ‘Since corn is farming,’ he
wrote to us, ‘I try to get antique farm machinery displayed
The Texas Early Day Tractor and Gas Engine Association was
featured in 1979. In judging of antique tractors, winners were; 1.
Austin Bertrand, Gatesville; 2. (tie), Monk Ivicic, and Millers
Mechanical Mart, Georgetown; 3. Lou Buice, Waco. Antique
Machinery Winners: 1. Erwin Kretzschmar, Floresville; 2.
Leland Towery, Holland, and Mink Ivicic 3.
A corn eating contest was also held. Judge for the event was
‘Cousin Homer Page’, nationally known for his own annual
Invitational Cousin Homer Page Stewed Prune Pit, Run and Spit
Contest, held each April at Trader’s Village, Arlington,