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AC Threshermen harvest plans for 33rd annual show

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Everyone is invited to join the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Association on August 8, 9 and 10 to relive the "Good Old Days" at the 33rd annual show.

The group is featuring Oliver Hart-Parr during the entire celebration this year. History will be in action with actual threshing demonstrations, horse drawn field activities, and an antique tractor pull on Saturday. Visitors will be able to watch stately draft horse teams as they do much of the work during the show. Visitors will also be able to view a stationary Corliss engine display, gas engines, tractors, antique cars and trucks, machinery and other farm and home antiques. There will also be a large display of vintage military vehicles and memorabilia.

The threshermen invite everyone to take a stroll through yesteryear by touring the one-room country school house with live classes, turn-of-the-century farmhouse and the threshing crew as they work hard to bring the crop in. People may also visit the Svenska Stuga (a Swedish country house), barn, carpenter shop and harness shop.

Live demonstrations will also take place in the sawmill, blacksmith shop and broom factory throughout the day, and the young and old alike can enjoy the toy show, petting farm and kids pedal pull.

There will be music in the performance tent, and the Threshermen will also have a number of food stands available around the grounds, including everyone's favorite of homemade "Shiftess Swede" vanilla ice cream.

There is plenty of hardy food available at the cafe, including a large selection of fresh pie by the slice.

Visitors to the Threshermen show will also be able to relax and ride on one of the horse drawn trolleys around the grounds, or can sit and enjoy the live entertainment throughout the day. Those attending the celebration can also take a stroll through the Cherokee Ridge Runners encampment, where time is turned back 150 years, and the skills of the pioneer trappers and native Americans are shared and celebrated. Other highlights are the parades held each day and the worship service on Sunday morning.

People will also be able to take home memories of the day, as souvenirs from the old store or from one of the many antique craft displays at the show will be available.

The Threshermen hope everyone enjoys their visit to the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Association Show, located at a site two miles west and 3 1/2 miles north of Albert City.

Exhibitors are welcome at the show, and camping is available at several local campsites. For more information on the celebration, call (712) 843-2076.