Farm Days sees good weather and attendance
By Evelyn Long –
Dwight Murphy, president of the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association, was very pleased with Farm Days, held August 3, 4, and 5th at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. ‘We had very good attendance, the demolition derbies went well — the demonstrations — the threshing, etc. were well attended.”
The Hammermill– hay cutter was a first for this year, said Murphy. Attendance on Friday and Saturday nights was especially high. The Sunday events were affected by the inclement weather, said Murphy, but it was balanced by the good attendance the first two days.
A total of 153 tractors were entered in this year’s Farm Days, said Loren Fulton, association member. This count was in line with that of past years.
The Sunday morning church service was conducted by a band, “In His Name,” whose members are several local men led by John Tennant
There were 19 indoor crafters and 27 outdoor flea markets and crafters.
In addition there were seven toy show vendors.
Murphy said the Association will host the State Massey-Harris Show during the 2013 Farm Days.
Following are the results from the many contests held during Farm Days:
TRUCK PULLS: 8000 pounds: Complete Stock, Diesel and Gas no smoke:
First: Mike Bush, Morrow County; Second: Chad Ray, Crawford County; Third: Payton Chey, Greenwich; 8000 pounds, Street licensed gas: First: Joey Brandum, Morrow County; second: Ryan Nida, Morrow County; third: Dustin Tate, Bucyrus 8000 pounds, Diesel 2.6 Turbo Street Stock: first: James Etgen, Morrow County; Second: Cassey Pearce, Morrow County; third: Don Trout, Champagne County; 6500 pounds, Pro-Stock Gas: first: Zach Burnell, Marengo; second, Jeff Barker, Cardington; third: Ray Vanhorn, Mount Gilead; 8000 pounds; Pro Street 4 x 4 Diesel unlimited single or 3.2 twin: first: James Etgen, Ashley; second: Josh Nash, Morrow County; third: Matt Pettigrew, Mount Gilead; 8000 pounds, R. W. U. B.: first: Jamie Etgen, Ashley; second and third: Adam Parks, Mount Vernon
SATURDAY ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: 3500 pound class: First: Justin Rahall, Bellville; second: Danielle Hornsby, Marengo; third: Dale Crock, Galion; fourth: Ron Brokaw, Bellville; 4000 pound class: first: Ron Brokaw, Bellville; second: Wes Weiss, Bellville; third: Dale Crock, Galion; fourth: Casey Claytor, Caledonia; 4500 pound class: first: Danielle Hornsby, Marengo; second; Ryan Niedermier, Tiro; third: Ron Brokaw, Bellville; fourth: Wes Weiss; 5,000 pound class: first: Terry Keen, Mount Vernon; second: Mark Jones, Jeromesville; third: Gail Niedermier, Tiro; fourth: Jeff Mellott, Butler; 5500 pound class: first: Terry Keen, Mount Vernon; second: Erin Baugher, Tiffin; third: Mike Bowles, Jeromesville; fourth: Phil Niedermier, Tiro; 6500 pound class: first: Mark Jones, Jeromesville; second: Terry Keen, Chesterville; third: Eric Baugher, Tiffin; fourth: Gary Holbrook, Johnstown; 7500 pound class: first: Erick Baugher, Tiffin; second: Spencer Shipman, Galion; third: George Holbrook, Johnstown; fourth: Rudy Miller, Mount Gilead; 8500 pound class: first: M ike Metzger of Sunbury; second: Bill Doudna, Galion; third: Dick Poland, Mount Gilead and fourth: Wade Shipman of Galion
SATURDAY DEMOLITION DERBY: Lawn Mower Derby: First: Don Walter, Fostoria; second: John Cole, Bucyrus; third: Larry Massey, Bucyrus; Combine Derby: first: John Swetland, Sparta; second: Luke Swetland, Sparta; third: Justin Belcher, Sparta
Full Size Truck Derby: first: Shawn Knecht of Nevada; second: Brandon Knecht, Bucy– rus; third: Jason Knecht, Bucyrus; Compact Truck Derby: First: Tim Hoffman, Mount Gilead; second: Michele Knecht, Bucyrus and third: Tyler Furry, Bucyrus
KIDS PEDAL PULL RESULTS — There were 44 kids participating:
First Class: First; Cole Fricke; second: Bryce Hartley; third: William Fidler;
Second class; first: Mia Fidler, second: Kelli Landon; third: Nathan Krabill
Third Class: first: Garrett Fitzpatrick; second: James Hall; third: Kiley Graham;
Fourth class: first: Tyler Brown; second: Kristina Wetzel; third: Seth Carman;
Fifth Class: first: Chandler Evans; second: Alyx Conkright, third: Andrew Schultz.
WOMEN’S SKILLET TOSS: First: Valerie Fraizer; second: Jonda Axthelm, third: Mary Van Regenmorter; MEN’S WRENCH TOSS: first: Aric Hornsby; second: Ron Harringer; third: Chris Truman; SLOW RACE RESULTS: first: Jonda Axthelm; second: Ron Harringer; third: John Powell; fourth: Larry Welch
KID’S COLORING CONTEST: Ages 0–4: Ella Fulton, age 3; Ages 5–8: James Hall, age 8; Ages 9–12: Holly Gompf, age 9
The Ford petal Tractor raffle was won by Glen Greenwalt. Winner of $75 cash was Carl Webb and the winner of the $50 cash was J. Kline.