EDGE & TA UPDATE


| December/January 2000



EDGE & TA Vice President, 2292 Lake Morena Drive Campo, California 91906

The year 2000 provided many wonderful shows. Thanks to all those who volunteered and worked so hard in producing safe and informative shows.

EDGE & TA members enjoy these events, but the general public who attend can also reminisce and learn about the past.

The Northeast Regional show was hosted by Branch 97 in Litchfield, Minnesota, on August 19 and 20. The showgrounds consisted of approximately 25 acres with a museum building that housed a lot of horse-drawn equipment. There was also a building with a wagon shop at one end and a blacksmith shop at the other end. Branch 97 had just recently completed the construction of a large metal building (50x150) with a kitchen/dining area and an exhibit area. Demonstrations of several farm activities were going on throughout the day. A tractor pull was held both afternoons after the tractor parade. Approximately 134 tractors participated in the parade.

Branch 50 hosted the Southeast Regional Show that was held in Haviland, Kansas, on August 25-27. There were approximately 22 gas engines and 19 tractors on display along with a threshing machine and sawmill.

The Northwest Regional Show was hosted by Branch 51 in Lewistown, Montana, on June 10 and 11. Approximately 57 tractors were displayed and also 20 engines. A blacksmith shop and sawmill were in operation. The ladies made cinnamon rolls and other bread items using a genuine wood range.