| January/February 1976

The III.-Mo. Tractor & Engine Club had a year chuck full of interesting events in '75.

Kick off date was January 26th with our annual auction. Members donate their excess 'goodies' to be auctioned off to other members. This is our fund raising event with proceeds going to the club treasury.

Various members had meetings at their homes in March, May and June to discuss plans for our annual big show which was July 19 and 20 at St. Peters, Missouri. It was our largest show, having 68 exhibitors showing over 200 gas engines, plus tractors, trucks, garden tractors and miscellaneous antique items. As with all shows we had a parade, buttons and balloons. One member made a video tape of the show to be shown in the public schools of St. Louis County so the children can get an idea of the power of yesteryear. As in previous years the success of our show was due to the fine spirit of cooperation which is always present. The Club also showed at the Valley of the Flowers in Florissant, Mo., Alton, Illinois Show, Elsberry, Missouri Show and Bond County Illinois Show.

September 21st we had a covered dish picnic for all who worked to make our July show a success, and fried chicken was furnished.

In Oct. we had a swap meet and auction giving members a chance to help fellow members acquire the parts they need. Last, but not least, on November 16th our annual Banquet was held with social hour followed by dinner, movies and election of officers and awarding of attendance prizes. It was announced that dates for our 'Big Show' will be July 17 & 18, 1976, at St. Peters, Missouri and hopefully the ladies auxiliary, which is as yet a dream, will participate with things of interest for 'the girls.'