Mr. Duncan Seawright receiving his EDGE&TA Hall of Fame plaque at the Southeast Regional Show hosted by Branch #43, Granbury Flywheelers in Granbury, Texas. Dale Fry, EDGE&TA director, is at right.
Member EDGE & TA Board Directors 901 Thistle Ridge Court Arlington, Texas 76017
Hello everyone, it is time for an EDGE&TA update.
First, I want to tell you about this year's four regional shows. June 4, 5, and 6 were the dates for the Southwest Regional Show held at Angels Camp, California. This show was hosted by EDGE&TA Branch #49, Brandon Perry, president. Of special interest, this show introduced and inducted the first EDGE&TA 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Paul Reno of Oakland, California. Approximately seventeen branches took part in this show.
Next we move to Rice Lake, Wisconsin, where on June 26 and 27 Branch #13 hosted the 1999 Northeast Regional. The featured tractor was the MM, with about 30 on hand, consisting of several models.
The Northwest Regional was held September 19 at the Jubilee Farm located near Redmond, Washington, and hosted by EDGE&TA Branch #36 (Nigel Lee, president). Nine different branches were represented at this event.
The last regional for 1999 was the Southeastern, held October 15 and 16 and put on by the Granbury Flywheelers at Lime Park, which is home to the Old Light Plant in Granbury, Texas. Mr. Duncan Seawright of Meridian, Texas was inducted into the EDGE&TA Hall of Fame and received his plaque at the Saturday evening supper and meeting. This is the second and final Hall of Fame induction for 1999. Approximately eight branches participated in this event.
The EDGE&TA National Show for 1999 was hosted by Branch #28 and was held at Cabool, Missouri, from August 12 to 14. This location is near the Ozarks, and no matter which direction you drove, the scenery was beautiful. Several nice steam engines were on hand and doing demonstrations. A one-half scale steam engine was shown by past National vice president Charlie Stark. This steamer was built by Charlie's dad and himself when Charlie returned home from the Army. It was really interesting. Many nice gas tractors, engines and garden tractors were displayed along with restored cars and trucks. To conclude the show, there was a Saturday night tractor pull, which included approximately 75 garden tractors.
Charlie Stark's half scale steam engine belted to a matching grain separator at the 1999 National Show in Cabool.
A 'well done' is in order for all of the branches that put these shows on, and good luck to those who have stepped up for 2000. The show calendar for 2000 is as follows:
Branch 19, Farmington, NM, Sept. 8, 9, 10.
SE, Branch 50, Haviland, KS, Aug. 25-27
NE, Branch 97, Litchfield, MN, Aug. 19 & 20
SW, Branch 3, San Jose, CA, August 11-13
NW, Branch 51, Lewis-town, MT, June 10-11.
I would also like to welcome the newest member to the board of directors, Mr. Floyd Schmall from Fresno, California.
From the national staff, we hope you have a good off season and get all of that old rust turned into something show worthy for 2000.