Route 1, Box 332 Adena, Ohio 43001
The Stumptown Threshers opened their 1986 reunion on a beautiful Autumn day with patriotic ceremonies followed by all the threshing, sawing, baling, corn meal grinding and other activities.
Francis and Mary Young were crowned Thresherman and Thresherman Queen of the year and took a 'royal' ride in Ralph Jones' Model T truck.
Bill Arnold and his ? scale Goat won both the slow engine and block races. Joe Harrison and Clyde Sell took first place in the slow engine and block races in the antique class. Winners in the Young Farmers and Wives Kiddie Toy Tractor Pull Club were Lunn Basia, John Schultz, Aaron Trushell, Matt Miller and Bob Chaney.
With competition in over-60 and under 60 categories in the Old-Time Fiddlers contest, winners were Clarence Miller, Dean Westfall, Carrie Dillon, Jim Addy, Bill Burris, and Don Wilson. The Foster Lucas Band entertained on Friday night.
On Sunday, the day opened with church services led by Marion Rogers and a father-daughter singing group, after which the usual threshing and sawing activities resumed.
Also on Sunday was the wagonbacking contest, with Ed and Mark Lyle winning. The Ladies Auxiliary held a quilt, pillow and pillow cases drawing, with Max Griswald, Don Rinkes, and Jim Sloan winning. Drawings for a wooden model steam engine (made by Daryl Murphy) and a model covered bridge (built by Frank Stevens) were won by Paul Omdrick and Mickey MacDonald. The membership drawing was won by Dick Firth and Mickey MacDonald. The parade was held on Sunday at 4:00.
This year's show featured antique engines, two portables, three ? scale, 18 small steam engines and model steam engines, 63 antique farm tractors, 302 gas engines, 23 antique cars and trucks, plus saw mill, power eater generator, threshers, balers and other related farm equipment. Good food was served by the New Athems Fire Department Auxiliary and the Weirton Lions Club. Mickey MacDonald was the announcer, assisted by his daughter.
The club's officers and directors wish to thank the exhibitors and spectators who came to the show. Special thanks to the exhibitors who move in their equipment, to Consol Coal for the grounds and to the different companies that donate material and equipment and to all who helped make the show a success. Next year's show will be September 12 and 13, 1987.