Mrs. Duckworth's display - beautifully hand embroidered items for sale.
Beautiful John Deere tractors lined up for show - I know many enjoyed them including farmers young and seasoned. :)
Our village president, Mr. Sid Stahl hauling the wheat for the vintage wheat threshing demonstration. Thank you for all your hard work!!
The boyscouts finishing up their flag raising ceremony - thank you boys!
The Alamar Acres Clydesdale horses were enjoyed by many, especially the little ones. Thank you to MaryAnn and Alan Knobloch for sharing your beautiful horses with the community!
Thank you also to the Akron-Princeville Fire Rescue squad for bringing out your firetruck, ambulance, and also for the great rescue demonstration!
Here we have Kelly Jenkins officially welcoming everyone to the event.
Saw mill demonstration for all to see - what a treat!
And finally - what we had all been waiting for and the hub of the whole day's events: the antique wheat threshing demonstration.
A farmer and his two young sons enjoying the live action from days past...what a neat opportunity to see how Grandpa and others of his generation used to thresh the wheat...
Future farmer of America ;)
The Akron Townhouse School was also open for the day with Mrs. Ann Cordis dressed a vintage school teacher complete with long skirts and all. We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful piece of history right here in Princeville for all to enjoy!
Peoria Zoo display - thank you for your support!
Mr. Tim Gill : chainsaw carving - just look at that eagle!
Strapping young lads sawing a log just like the old days (hard work!)
Perhaps this little boy's favorite (next to the wheat threshing of course) here he is putting an ear of corn into the corn shelling machine.
Here is Joyce who donated her antique upright piano just in time for the Heritage Harvest. Apparently this thing weighs A LOT! :) Thank you Joyce!!
Akron-Princeville Fire Rescue Squad completing their vehicle rescue demonstration for all to see. Great job!! Thank you all for serving our community - we deeply appreciate your service and hard work!
All in all it was a great day with beautiful weather (thank goodness!) - many patrons (and some guests from as near as Chillicothe and Peoria to as far as Chicago!) came to enjoy some of our great history and support the Historical Association of Princeville. We thank you and hope you had as great a time as we did and hope you'll come back to visit soon!