Steam and Gas Roundup offers look at antique farm machinery


September 03, 1996|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ONCE A YEAR the Mason-Dixon Historical Society Inc. offers young and old a chance to learn about our past with its Steam and Gas Roundup, an event that showcases antique farm equipment and machinery.

Have your children ever seen a horse pull a plow? At the Roundup, held at the Carroll County Farm Museum, they can see the progress we've made from horse power to steam power to gas engines.

Last year, 212 gas engines registered for the show. This year Shane Ey will return with his 1933 Ford truck.

Antique tractors, cars and machinery will be on display. There will be demonstrations of grain threshing, straw baling, apple peeling and corn chopping. You can also see old-fashioned shingle making and saw milling.

A parade of tractors, antique autos and old farm equipment will move through the museum grounds about 4 p.m. each day. The event is open from 10 a.m. to dusk Friday through Sunday.

Flea market vendors will offer a variety of items. Mason-Dixon Historical Society hats, T-shirts and sweat shirts will be for sale, too.

A consignment sale will begin at 4 p.m. Friday with Nevin Tasto auctioneering.

The food at the Roundup -- homemade soups, hamburgers, hot dogs, pies, ice cream and funnel cakes -- has gained a reputation for being some of the finest at local events.

Entertainment will include Bob Plunkert and Real Country on Friday and the Country Swingers Band on Saturday and Sunday.

The Mason-Dixon Historical Society is a nonprofit, Carroll County-based group interested in preserving and displaying antique machinery and equipment.

Christian musical

"The Promise," a Christian musical, will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 15 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster.

The production is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Information: 876-3634.

Benefit golf tournament

The Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club will hold its annual Golf Tournament Friday at South Hills Golf Course in Hanover, Pa.

"This is one of our biggest fund-raisers," said John Hopkins, a club officer. "Only the Union Mills Fall Festival tops it."

All golfers are invited. The cost is $50 per player, and includes lunch and prizes.

Information: 848-6855.

Pub Date: 9/03/96

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