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Great weather, good crowd, enthusiastic participants, face-painted kids running around – it was all there on Sept. 4. About 34 teams took part in the ox pull, a part of Harvest Festival that really helps draw a crowd. All went well for the harvesting and threshing of oats: the grain was nicely ripe, and the bags of oats sold at a decent price. Harvest Festival offers a rare chance to see antique equipment being used to bring in the grain while providing a photogenic scene for visitors’ cameras.
The Cookhouse even ran out of some items, indicating a large attendance. Area 4-H clubs put on a display of bunnies and birds as part of the Fur & Feathers display. Inside Heritage Hall, a new cup & saucer display saw a respectable number of entries, while the relatively new flower competition also increased well over last year’s effort.
Here are a dozen photos to give you an idea of what took place.
Results of the Ox Pull:
First–Wayne Newcombe Heavy Class Highest Percentage Overall
2–Melissa O’Hara First–Junior Tufts Junior Tufts
Light Class 3–Bonnie Swinemar Heaviest Load
First–Larry Ward 4–Randy Swinemar Stewart Veinot
2–Colton Tufts (Junior) 5–Robbie Hopkins
3–Robbie Dearman 6–David Russell Youngest Teamster
4–Nick Stewart 7–Brian Hebb Riley Reeves
5–Craig Beaver 8–Corey Fraser
7–Riley Reeves Extra Heavy Class
8–Chad Newcombe First–Colton Tufts
Medium Class 3–Corey Fraser
First–Junior Tufts 4–Stewart Veinot
2–Ryan Corkum 5–Robbie Hopkins
3–Jevon Arnold 6–Max Hiltz
4–Mark Roach 7–Kenny Grant
5–Michael Reeves 8–Austin Swinemar
6–Kerwin Arnold 9–Tyler Daniels