Scenes From Our 2010 Show
Eastern Shore Threshermen's 2010 show was held on August 6, 7, 8.
This marked our 50th Annual Show. A really good crowd came out and helped us celebrate 50 shows at the same location. The volunteers and vendors should all be commended for coming out and working to put on the show.
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Our 2010 show was the 50th Annual Show. To commemorate this event, our Maryland representatives came bearing commendations and gifts. From left to right: Brenda Stant received a certificate for 40 years of volunteer service as secretary of our organization, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Mildred Layton receiving commendation for her role in starting the show and for all the years she has helped the organization, Maryland State Senator Richard Colburn, Delegate Addie Eckardt and association President Trisha Todd, holding certificates presented to the organization in recognition of 50 years. The delegates and senator presented our organization with a new Maryland state flag.
A memorial garden was dedicated honoring the founders of the organization and all of our deceased members. At the time of our show six surviving charter members, they all received plaques thanking them for their role in starting our organization. Two of them were at the dedication. Pictured from left to right: Ted Thomas, Shelley Hall (who received the plaque on behalf of her grandfather Lee Engle), Mildred Layton, Eric Harvey (receiving the plaque on behalf of his fathr-in-law Pete Lovelace who lives in Wyoming and did not attend), Ross Rhodes and Tim Engle (receiving the plaque for his father, Wilber Engle who attended the show later in the day.) Lee Whitmore, living in North Dakota did not make the trip to this year's show.
The monument honoring all the volunteers during the 50th years our show has been in existence.
Charter member, Ted Thomas (left), wearing his original pin and ribbon chats with Bill English (a current director) at the ceremony.
Pictures of the sawmill in operation. Timmy Engle is the sawyer while Lee Hall turns logs and Richard Engle offbears. Above: Chris Engle operates the Engle Family's 8x10 Frick Engine in the mill.
Eric Harvey powering the rock crusher with his Frick steam engine.
The rock crushing demonstration is always a hit with the crowd.
Antique tractors of all shapes, sizes and colors were in attendance.
Tractor Games are also a crowd pleaser. Tractor operators show off their skill to the spectators.
Model steam, gas and hot air engines were also in operation.
Shelley Darling kept the stationary steam area in operation, providing the steam with a Farquhar portable engine.
Among the crafts was Mickey Stant making handmade brooms.
An all-time favorite, Mel Price and his band provided one evening's entertainment.
Before the Show
Most people attending the show have no idea how much work is involved in getting things ready. Equipment has to be hauled in - here Timmy Engle and Susan Stant unload a Peerless steam engine.
To commemorate our 50th Annual Show a Memory Book and Cookbook were printed and sold. Before the show, Trisha Todd, Susan Stant and Caroline Todd are shown putting cookbooks together. Photo by Brenda Stant who also worked on the project.
The books are still available. See the home page for ordering information.
Things have to be repaired, dead trees removed and cleaned up. Left: Susan Stant is busy working on something that needs air.
A lot of scrubbing, raking, dusting and general cleaning also takes place. At right Caroline Todd is cleaning a year's worth of dust and dirt off some chairs in Headquarters while other volunteers are no doubt having a strategy meeting.
Equipment always needs to be repaired. These four photos show Brenda and Mickey Stant replacing tubes in the Farquhar portable steam engine.
There are many other volunteers working before, during and after the show. Many times we're just too busy to take pictures or forget to bring the camera. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to us at email@example.com.
For our organization to survive we are in need of more volunteers. The more volunteers we have, the easier it is to put on an event such as this and the more we can do for our visitors. Events such as ours provide such a learning environment linking us to our past. If you are interested in volunteering your time or taking on a project or demonstration, we would like to hear from you! We always need people to help with things like cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen and grounds before the show, painting and equipment repair, not to mention all of the volunteers needed during the show. Your time here also counts toward Community Service for school requirement.
If you have any questions or comments you may contact us by writing to:
Eastern Shore Threshermen, 5946 Federalsburg Hwy., Federalsburg, MD 21632
Brenda Stant, Secretary, 410-673-2414 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please sign our guestbook.
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