July 30 - Many visitors from all over the U.S.A. came to spend time with Allis-Chalmers friends
July 30 - Many visitors had a good time...The Orange Spectacular is family minded.
Friday morning was wet due to rain at 4 a.m. but that did not dampen the spirits of many guest and friends attending the show. The field demos were delayed a couple hours but eventually they completed the daily field demonstrations
July 29 - Our first place winner picked up his D 14 today,
We loaded Mitch Pfaff's tractor in the rain today. Mitch has a Farmall M and has a five (5) acre hobby farm around the Alma Center/Hixton WI. area. Mitch bought his winning ticket #78 at the Owatonna Farm Show. Mitch told us he could not wait to get home, hook up a hay wagon and drive the unit around. He hopes to take it to the Jackson County Fair, this weekend, too. Congratulations Mitch
July 28 - Ahhhhh, we made it home. Tired, we are! It was worth it for all of our friends and guests who enjoyed themselves at the Orange Spectacular. I really want to thank the Board of Directors of our club AND to each and every volunteer who helped in any way. Ways such as set-up, tear-down, working the ticket/merchandise tables, field demos, dyno operators, children activities, etc....We all are aware it takes many work-hours to make the show a success....but we need to thank each and every person who brought in ANYTHING for display....tractors, lawn and garden, memorabilia, equipment, etc....WE ALL MAKE THE ORANGE SPECTACULAR OF WHAT IT IS!!!! So, "THANKS" to YOU!!!
I don't have the 2nd and 3rd prize winner names in front of me, yet.
Attendance: Friday - 2468, Saturday - 7352, Sunday - 1874 = 11,694 friends and guests at the 23rd Annual Orange Spectacular.
240 tractors....101 lawn & garden tractors....9 One-Ninety's.....Green tractors: 1 - 6-12, 2 - 10-18, 15-25, 20-35 long fender, and the rest were 20-35's. Seventy-two (72) camper units along with sixteen (16) tents.
It was a success!.....More new to some!
July 27 - It was a busy day yesterday see and meeting many of our guests at the Orange Spectacular. Everyone was having such a good time. The weather was perfect, ticket sales were outstanding, the food and swap meet vendors were busy, the field demos went very well with so many spectators in the fields. Our attendance count into/on the grounds were 7352...THANK YOU for everyone's support.
July 25 - Our club would like to thank all 2468 of our first day guests to the Orange Spectacular. We have one of our fields all plowed up. If you didn't get a chance to see it, you missed a "dandy" of field demonstrations being done with 125 cubic inch engines. Joe Graunke had a Model 70 forage harvester with side discharge. Hope to see you tomorrow.
July 25 - Just got some sad news....I was just told Lyle Wacker of Osmond, NE passed away. Just last week, he was buried at a cemetery in Plainview, NE. A man that was dedicated to specific and exact decals for restoration projects....our thoughts and prayers go out their family.
By 1:00 p.m. brought out the threshing and then to the construction demo area for the dozers and J&K Fabrication demoed the box blades as seen below:
July 24 - Charlie Widlund's Beachmaster was one of the tractors that was on "feature hill" at the Orange Spectacular this year.