It's getting closer

Only 2 work weekends and then the event. We've added a local participant to the event, Rob Gay. He is a Condor Biologist with the California Condor Reintroduction Project Peregrine Fund Marble Canyon, AZ. Check out his website at . He has a 1948 Cub that was first his grandfather's and then his father's that he has enlisted Jim's help on in trying to get going for our pull, or at least display. In exchange he has become a willing helper on our pull site project. Today he got to drive a tractor for the first time and proved himself to be a real pro. The grin on his face in the last photo of our slide show says he is having fun.

Our pins came in yesterday and look great. They are metal 1" x 1 1/2" and unlike the photo the detail is sharp. Yep, it's our Massey Harris the way she will one day be "red". Each Pull participant and display participant will get one free the rest we hope to sell for $3 to recoup their cost.

We have a lot of raffle prizes coming in including Kachinas, free meals and lots more.

There will also be 1st - 3rd ribbons for each weight division.

Also we will have a printed program that will give information as to our area and the event, a restaurant guide, other happenings in Page that weekend and our Pull list.

AND if you have any frustration from other (not quite so tractor enthusiast) members in your party who wonder "what they can do" there are 2 other events going on simultaneous to ours.
Helping Hands, Inc. is having a 3 day festival in the park and the Elks Lodge is having a golf tournament. All this is within 5 min. drive of our event. Page has it's own bus service that is a side project of Helping Hands, Inc. that will be making special runs from our event to theirs. It's almost like we are turning Page into our own Amusement park for the weekend. See their information in the list of slide shows. Email me if you need copies of any of the Elks Club forms. The Helping Hands schedule will also be in the Pull program.

We do have one concern. This has been Jim and Gene Tucker's pet project from the start last Feb. A couple of weeks ago Gene's wife, Sharon learned she has cancer and will need surgery. They have an appointment with the Dr. in Scottsdale on the 19th just before the pull and depending on the Dr.'s decision, they may not be back up until after the event. Please keep them in your prayers.

This also means that we will be looking to club members even more to help with the event to help with just the practical parts of the pull as well as some possible traffic control, raffle, etc. This all makes us doubly glad that Rob and his wife have joined us at this point.

Count down time.....

The Kevin Cosner's movie "Field of Dreams" made famous the line, "if you build it, they will come". Well Gene Tucker and Jim Kitson are trying their best to build a great pull area on undeveloped land by Big Lake Trading Post.
Check out our first slide show "If you build it, they will come", on their progress. Once finished there will be room for Red's trailer and canopy, tractor parking, pull area, and bleachers. On other areas of the lot is pleanty of room for display tractors and display trailers with motors, etc. Hauling trailers, cars, trucks, r/v's, campers, etc. can park across the street. I will be adding more slide shows later.

Also we have set up a poll to get an idea as to what to expect. Please take a minute or two and select your answers.

Page is within 5 min. drive of Big Lake Trading Post. At the Page city park the Helping Hands Agency that works with handicap children will be having their annual Fall Festival. They have expanded it this year into a 3 day event. It's a great event to coincide with our Pull and Show, to make for a full weekend of downhome fun.
Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 4-10pm
4:00 Food vendors, bake sale, arts & crafts vendors,
games/activities and attractions open for business
silent art auction begins,
ticket sales and spontaneous combustion raffles begin
begin receiving Scarecrow entries
6:00 music and open dance floor
10:00 End of first day

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 10am-10pm
10:00 Food vendors, bake sales, arts & crafts vendors,
Games/activities and attractions open for business
Jail House opens
Silent Art Auction continues for bids
Random Raffles
Begin contests:
Quilts: creative squares, baby quilts, full quilts
Jewelry: Native American, Western, Contemporary?
Pies: Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Cherry, creative
Cookies: Choc Chip, sugar, peanut butter, creative
Candies: fudge, pnut brittle, divinity
Cinnamon rolls, home made, any kind
Bread, home made, any kind
auctions for desserts throughout day
11:00 Misc. performances begin and cont. throughout day:
Magician, Karaoke, etc…
12:00 deadline for all entries (except salsa entries 5pm)
1:00 judging begins, (all winners announced Sunday 2:00pm)
3:00-5:00 karaoke contest and more performers @ same time
5:00 deadline for entries of salsa
(announced Sun.@ 2pm)
6:00 Saturday’s Silent Art Auction closed, and winners
announced, can pick up at grand central
8:00 or dark - Movie on the Lawn, free admission
vendors w/bright lights and generators to be closed at that time
we sell pop corn, drinks, glow in the dark toys

Sunday, September 23, 2007 8am – 4pm
*(all vendors open for business by 10am)
8:00 Pancake breakfast
Sunday’s Silent Art Auction Open for Bid
Grand Central Open
Sat. Auction winner’s Art available for pick up in Grand Central
Checkers & Bocce tournaments begins (trophies to winners @ 2pm)
Begin receiving & auctioning off further dessert donations
10:00 Misc. performers to begin & cont. throughout day
11:00 Pancake breakfast closes
12:30 Business Challenge begins
1:00 More dessert auctions begin and continue until gone
2:00 All Ribbon & Trophy winners announced along w/Business Challenge winner
3:00 Sunday Silent Art Auction closed and winners announced
immediately after, art available at that time
3:30 Final Raffles drawn and winners announced
3:45 The HHA Choir to perform closing

Start planning now to join in on all the fun these 2 events (Helping Hands Fall Festival and Page Tractor Pull and Show) have to offer.

Our First Tractor

Our First Tractor
1955 Massey Harris 44-6