Grand Hollow Gets Going

By Staff

134 E. Searsville Rd., Montgomery, NY 12549

Someone said, ‘Let’s have a picnic and all of us guys
should bring down a few engines or tractors, to show.’ Next
thing we knew, the Grand Hollow Old Time Power Association was

The date was set and the women went to work in the kitchen while
their husbands played out in the field. There was no balance beam
that year and thank goodness, word of mouth was the only form of
advertisement. The tractor pull was fun, but highly unorthodox by
normal show standards. (But then again, who ever said tractor pulls
were normal?) The kids had free wagon rides all day and everything
came together rather well.

More planning went into the second annual show. The men figured
that it takes just as much work to get ready for a one day show as
it does for a 2 day show. We advertised more and then wondered, how
many people do we expect? How many hard rolls should we buy? How
many Port-o-Johns do we rent, and where are we going to put the

Once again, as luck would have it, everything fell together.
This year they’d built a balance beam and made the tractor
pulls standard.

Another 2 day show is planned for September 14 and 15, so see
you in Montgomery!

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