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Annual Farm Power Reunion offers look at the Past
By Bob Robinson

Park the car two blocks away and you could still hear the “putt putt pop pop” of internal combustion engines from the early 20th century. It told you the 17th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past had taken over the Darke County Fairgrounds. The event ran four days, from July 7 through July 10.

It was a clear day… not too hot, not too cool. Entertainment included the Pumpkin Vine Railroad for the kids; a variety of old and new flea market items for the adults. The show featured The John Deere Company Tractors, Implements, Lawn & Garden Tractors, Gas Engines Hot Air Engines

Also featured were Tractor Displays; Gas Engines in operation; Sawmill Operations; Threshing; Oil Field Engines in operation; Chainsaw Carving; Baker Fan; Horses; Horse & Pony Pulls; Corn Shredding; Tractor, Truck, & Garden Tractor Pulls; Kiddie Tractor Pull; Antique Auto, Truck, & Motorcycle Displays; Sunday Car Show; Flea Markets and Food Vendors

A special event this year included “Women can do it better” threshing demonstrations. There was even a young lady sporting a T-shirt saying “Fact: Girls Run it Better.” She declined, however, to show her prowess on the threshing trailer.

Save the date Reunions in Greenville will be: July 6-9, 2017 and July 5-8, 2018.

Check out photos from the 2016 Reunion at CNO’s Community Events Photo Gallery


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