Well, it's that time of year when it gets really steamy... especially in Plain City, OH, the home of the Miami Valley Steam Thresher's 63rd Annual Reunion and Show. Mark is the president this year, but he has been an active member most of his life. The show features antique farm equipment, but it's a lot like a fair with yummy, expensive junk food ($20 for 2 lemonades, a fry and a sausage sandwich,) entertainment, flea market, a two-hour parade and big tractor pull. He is especially proud that the featured group of Allis-Chalmers had a record turnout for their "Gathering of the Orange," with 745 exhibits showing up for this national event (more than 300 folks came to the banquet last night!)
There was also record spectator attendance, along with records broken in the amount of other types of equipment. Congratulations for a big job well done to the board of directors and all of the members who work long and hard hours to bring this to the community!
Here is a brief interview with Mark by the Ohio Agriculture Network:
Here are some scenes from the show---you will see lots of orange, usually it's lots of green (for John Deere!)