Annual tractor show tomorrow
An important fundraiser for the Bighead River Foodgrains Project
The annual Mervin Lush Memorial Antique Tractor show and Harvest Celebration takes place on tomorrow just outside of Meaford.
Henry Reinders is with the project and says they expect to have more than 50 classic tractors on display at this years event.
He says they will also wagon rides, live entertainment, a children's area, a horse powered generator, a threshing demonstration, a baker fan demonstration to determine tractor horsepower, good food, a bake sale and a pie baking contest.
Reinders says last years wet weather resulted in damp grain, so the threshing demonstration had to be cancelled. He says that wont be a problem this year.
The event will run from 10 to 4 and admission is by donation with a tax receipt provided for any donation over $20.
Each of the last 2 shows raised $5000 which is equivalent to $25,000 when the 4:1 CIDA matching grant is factored in.
He says last year the Bighead River Project raised more than 217 thousand dollars and when the CIDA ratio is factored in, that worked out to more than one million dollars to feed hungry people.
Reinders says this food grains crop is looking very good and they have a total of 42 acres of various crops planted, which when harvested will be sold the money raised sent overseas to help people if third world countries.
This years tractor show takes place at the farm of Marjorie Webb and John McCann on Grey Rd 12 just south of Grey Rd 40.