The Kid's Page
Hi! My name is Susan Stant. Several years ago, back when I was little, my mom and other members of our club thought my idea of a Kid's Page was a good one. And I have been doing one ever since.
Kids, you might be thinking that this organization is ONLY for adults. Well we have a whole list of activities for kids of all ages! You will have fun and you might even learn something. These activities include:
a miniature steam train named "Smokey Joe" that can take you for a ride
a pedal pull which is held each year
a flea market with almost anything you could want
a kitchen with lots of good food
a field full of beautiful tractors
an ice cream stand
steam engines with whistles that need blowing
a daily parade of equipment
a leather stand where kids can make things
"Smokey Joe" (pictured right) is coming out of the tunnel and going around the last bend into the station.
The pedal pull will test your strength. In the pedal pull you pull as much weight as you can. (The reason it is called a pedal pull is because you pull the weights with a pedal tractor.) The winner gets a prize! But, this competition is for kids ages 5-8 and is held on Sunday.
There were also steam engines like this Frick engine that belongs to the Engle family. Mr. Wilber is really cool and I love listening to his stories of when he was young. Photo by C. Bassford.
I even got to run this scale model Peerless engine some.
Photo by C. Bassford.
There are also prizes. This lucky boy's mom You will love watching these colorful steam models
bought a chance on the John Deere pedal tractor
that was given away. The tractor was donated by
Atlantic Tractor John Deere dealer.
And even more and more tractors. Photos by C. Bassford.
You can always get a cool treat at our ice cream stand! This year it was VERY hot so the ice cream was a big hit.
These are trophies for the tractor and steam game winners.
At the "Leather Man's" shop, kids can make something out of leather. These kids are having fun making a leather item for themselves.
Eric Windsor proudly shows off the trophy he won in the garden tractor games with his 1980's Cub Cadet 482. Photo by Jay Phillips.
Wendy Adams starts our show off with the Star Spangled Banner. She really does a good job singing it.
As you see we have a wide selection of vendors in the flea
Sometimes we slow races with the steam engines
Did you know jousting is Maryland's state sport? We learned that in 5th Grade. But it is ususally done with horses. You have to spear a round ring with the pole, while driving. This time it was done with tractors.
Mowing grass may not be so bad with lawn mowers like this ... or maybe it would be more fun to take them to the show!
There are steam models and toys for everyone to oooh and aaah over.
The crowd enjoys watching the threshing. This is a display of engines and toys brought by Mr.& Mrs. Potter.
This is an engine display brought by Mr. Rettallack. He also had old signs, tools and even oil cans!
Here is a close up of the Reeves steam engine. You can even see the flywheel turning!
Here in the kitchen Miss Sissy (left) and Miss Sue (right) are busy making hamburgers. Yum! Yum!
There were lots of gas engines at the show this year. This engine is from 1916 - a long time ago. Many of them were belted up to something to show how they were used to run different things on the farm - like washing machines and grinders. Photo by C. Bassford.
These are some more engines that were displayed at our show.
Will Markey shows how to ride a horse in style. This is a horsemobile like was made for the Moxie Soda company. This was at our 2005 show. I just love this car!
This was a cute little outfit. It is Mike & Amy O'Heare's Hot Rod Mustang and even had flames painted on the side of the hood! Photo by Jay Phillips, Pittsville, MD.
Before the combine and threshing machine, people "flailed" the wheat out of the plant. Here me and my dad, Mickey Stant, are flailing. Dad is showing the crowd the grains of wheat.
The blacksmith, Mark Williams, (above left) is a big favorite at the show with kids as well as the adults. And an unlikely pair (above right)are a 1968 Kaiser Jeep 6x6 Army truck on the left and a 1979 Austin FX London taxi cab on the right.
The Army Truck is owned by Dave Reed of Elkton, MD and the London Cab is owned by the Brannock Family of Cambridge, MD.
Check back to this page from time to time because we will be changing the pictures occasionally. If you are a kid and have pictures of you having fun at our show, contact me or my mom by e-mail: email@example.com or call 410-673-2414 or send them to me: Susan Stant, 6101 Harmony Rd., Preston, MD 21655.
Hope you have enjoyed this page as much as I have enjoyed making it!
If you have any questions or comments you may contact us by writing to:
Eastern Shore Threshermen, 5946 Federalsburg Hwy., Federalsburg, MD 21632
Brenda Stant, Secretary, 410-673-2414 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please sign our guestbook.
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