Ozark Heritage Festival 1993

| April/May 1994


Rt. I, Box 1173 Piedmont, Missouri 63957

The fall of 93 Festival was off to a bad beginning. Our chili dinner cook, Jim Crowley, died September 4, and on October 1 our antique engine and antique tractor show coordinator, Richard Smith, died. With the help of my niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Dwayne Mackey, from Sebring, Florida, and a very good friend, Benjie Steed, from Raleigh, North Carolina, and all the engine and tractor exhibitors, our show was again a very big success.

This year we had exhibitors from five states. The exhibits consisted of 140 antique engines, seven antique tractors and various antique farm and household equipment. We had a slow race and a touch-me-easy contest for the antique tractors. Winner of the touch-me-easy contest was Dwayne Mackey with Richard Smith's 1939 R Moline tractor, and the winner of the slow race was Buster Matthews with an M John Deere. Prizes for the contest were donated by Kevin Lueddecke. Plaques and buttons for exhibitors were donated by the First Midwest Bank of Piedmont. Gas was donated by Town and Country Phillips 66 and oil was donated by Schaffer Oil.

A chili dinner was enjoyed by all exhibitors. Our chili cook was an antique exhibitor from Florida, Jim Brown. A variety of desserts and beverages were also enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to all who helped in this very difficult time to make our show a success again this year. Donations for the chili dinner were by: Ralph's Super Market, Town and Country Market, Piedmont Meat Processing Plant, Sonic Drive Inn, C. Count's Spices, and Johnson's Feed Store. Without everyone's help and all the donations we could not have had a show.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year the third weekend of October. Thanks to all our exhibitors for another wonderful show. Hoping next year the show will be off to a much better beginning and ending. Again, a thank you to everyone who came and exhibited their fine equipment and to all who helped with the show.