4th Annual Freeland Valley Antique Power Show Was Great Fun


| April/May 1996



Tractor

Pollock 58825 Claysville Rood Cambridge, Ohio 43725

The 4th annual Freeland Valley Antique Power Show was great this year and was great fun! At least 510 folks went through the gate on Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th.

There were several travel trailers set up for the two-day event; four campers from Pennsylvania were enroute to the big Oliver show in Iowa, and there were four campers from the Bridge City Campers Club from Philo.

The food trailer was manned by members of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department. Members of the Cumberland Valley 4-H Club cranked out 197 gallons of homemade ice cream, mostly due to the extremely hot weather. Most of the ice cream was churned by the old reliable Maytag washing machine motor. The old electric motor gave out on Saturday afternoon, thus forcing the Maytag into extra service. There was a lot of hand cranked ice cream made, too.

On Saturday morning there was a moment of silence in memory of the late Tommy Hatcher. Mr. Hatcher attended all three previous power shows and brought his hand built miniature scale Case steam traction engines.

There were a lot of antique power displays; Larry Warne brought the largest contingent of antique tractors and also had a new display of antique mowers and hand cultivators, etc.