Coolspring Hit & Miss

| March/April 1984

The 7th annual Coolspring Hit & Miss Engine Society Show held June 18-19 was a huge success. Under cloudy, rainy and sometimes sunny skies, approximately 5,000 people enjoyed the show at the Coolspring Show Grounds. 85 exhibitors from Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were eager to show and run their prize engines, tractors, cars and trucks. Also in the five buildings housing the Engine Collection of Dr. Paul Harvey and John Wilcox, many enjoyed watching and listening to the many engines being run.

On the grounds a cornsheller and mill were making corn meal; an old butter churn, shingle mill and homemade drag saw were being powered by gas engines. Also shown and run were a bulldozer, roller, large trucks, shovel, antique fire truck and other old equipment.

Saturday afternoon a Pedal Tractor Pull was held with 31 contestants. Children from age two to ten had the fun of competing to see who could pedal the furthest distance.

Saturday evening the Beech-woods Flight Service Helicopter from Beechwoods visited the show. The paramedics explained its many uses in saving lives.

Sunday was warm, but wet and still a large crowd gathered for the day. There wasn't a parachute jump so a 50/50 drawing was held.

Knox Township Fire Station No. 2 was kept busy making ice cream and selling sandwiches and soft drinks. 20 Flea Market dealers were set up for the crowd's enjoyment.