Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Heritage Harvest 2009 - A HUGE Success!!

The day started at 7 a.m. with a delicious pancake breakfast put on by the Lions Club of Princeville - YUM!

We also had a very successful raffle drawing with some neat prizes including but not limited to a group golf package and a complimentary custom photography session w/ session album!

Tee-shirts for sale with our new logo!!

Lovin' that Russel steam engine logo!

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. :)

The pancakes went fast!!

The blacksmith demonstration went on all day long -
it sure was a treat to watch, especially for the kiddos.

We had many displays including this one by the Edelstein 4-H Club -
Thank you Eager Beavers!

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!

Here we have Mr. Ted Leman playing old time piano and singing the words to go with the tunes!! I kept hearing "how good he was" the whole time he played esp. by the folks who could remember when...Thank you Mr. Leman it was a pleasure to have you at the Heritage Harvest!

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.

Who needs a sandbox when you have corn?

We sure had a packed house for our Lions Club lunch cookout! Porkchops, hotdogs, and burgers went fast along with the lemonade, chips, and homemade desserts.

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!

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