Stumptown Steam Threshers

SHOW REPORT

| May/June 1988

  • Stumptown Show
    Tractor Row at the Stumptown Show.
  • Edgar Flowers and Tom Sherry
    Edgar Flowers and Tom Sherry talk over the corn shelling at Stumptown.
  • 8 HP Famous
    8 HP Famous belonging to Flowers family
  • Stumptown Show
    The parade at the show.
  • Scene from gas engine row
    Scene from gas engine row.
  • Gas engine
    Scene from gas engine row.
  • Lori Wines and Mary Young
    Henry Niemic receives 'Thresher man of the Year' award from Joe Harrison. Carolyn Fraley, 1987 Thresherman Queen, looks on with Lori Wines and Mary Young.

  • Stumptown Show
  • Edgar Flowers and Tom Sherry
  • 8 HP Famous
  • Stumptown Show
  • Scene from gas engine row
  • Gas engine
  • Lori Wines and Mary Young

Route 1, Box 332, Adena, Ohio, 43901

The silver anniversary Stumptown Show opened with a little less than sunny weather. We are thankful so many brave souls put on their raincoats and enjoyed the show anyway. Opening ceremonies began at 9:30 a.m. with prayer by Lester Nabb, the raising of 'Old Glory' by the Cadiz Boy Scouts and the singing of the 'Star Spangled Banner' by Mary Webster.

The threshing, baling, sawing, cornmeal grinding, making shingles, power-eater generator demo and etc. got underway. The club's new 'teeter-totter' got initiated by Ralph Jackson who was the first to try it but sprang a leak in his water tank. Ken Diehl with his return flue Huber was the first to succeed in balancing for which he collected a Stumptown hat.

At noon, all the steam whistles sounded off. Food was served by the New Athens Firemens Auxiliary including open kettle beans and corn-bread which is their specialty. The Weirton Lions Club served huge fish sandwiches, Bibbee's specialized in ice cream and apple dumplings, the Jewett Ruritans served lemonade and hot chocolate and the popcorn man was kept busy with his popcorn and snowcones.



The Stumptown Ladies Auxiliary were kept busy selling tickets on their quilt and entertained a huge crowd in their building due to the drizzle outside. At 12:45 the Ladies Auxiliary announced that Carolyn Fraley of Johnston, Ohio, was the Thresher-man Queen and Henry Niemiec as Thresherman of the Year. Mrs. Fraley was crowned by last year's queen, Mary Young and Joe Harrison who substituted for Frances Young, the 1986 Thresherman of the year, awarded Henry Niemiec. Lori Wines presided over the crowning.

The slow engine race began at 1:00 with Gary Ludwig being the winner in the antique class on the Flower's Greyhound. This was the first time Joe Harrison and his Russell had been beat for several years. In the ? scale class, Bill Rees took the honors with his ? scale Case. Both winners were awarded their choice of hats.



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