Due to the likelihood of severe weather on Saturday, the Tractor Ride has been canceled. Please pass the word to anyone who may have been planning on attending.
We will start at the TEDTEA Showgrounds (1717 Eberhardt Road, Temple, Tx). We will ride approximately 14 miles to Jerrod Lancaster’s house for lunch. Lunch is included with the ride. Cost for ride is $15 for members per tractor/driver. $25 for non-members per tractor/driver. If you would like to meet us at Jerrod’s for lunch only, that is $10 per person.
We will leave at 10:00 AM Sharp. Drivers meeting will be 9:45.
Drivers mush be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid drivers license to participate.
Each tractor must have a SMV symbol prominently displayed..
When looking through some paperwork, we came across this photo of Oliver A. Howland standing in front of his steam engine that was eventually donated to the Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association. Included with the pictures was a hand written note-
“The Steam Engine was bought by Will Pagett of the Prairie Lee Community in about 1889. It was shipped by Katy Railroad from Pittsburg, Pa. It was then moved by wagon about 6 miles to Prairie Lee. I’m not quite sure just when it was moved to Andice, Texas.
William Davidson built a gin in 1921 in Andice. Does not know when he sold to Carl Doering and Bill McCann. Oliver A. Howland built a cedar mill in Jolleyville, Tx in 1940. He had it in operation several years. He dismantled it all about 1980.”
March 2nd will be a workday. We will begin about 8:00-8:30 a.m. We are looking for some trees to plant to replace the few that didn’t make it. There will also be plenty of spring cleanup to do. Come out for the day, come out for an hour or two, or just come by to say Hello!
Workday on Saturday! Planning on working in the pavilion re-arranging some things. Bring work gloves! If things dry out enough we will work on the sheet metal on the old barn on the new property. There are a couple things that still need to be finished.
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and made the 47th Annual State Show a huge success! Even with the rain we had impressive numbers of visitors and exhibitors. Excuse us while we take a break for a few weeks to unwind and spend some time with friends and family. We are already making plans for the coming year so keep a eye on the webpage and facebook for updates in the coming weeks!
TEDTEA 2019 President
Curious about food at the show this year? We have a great list and a great selection for even the pickiest of eaters-
Wat Tha Truck
The Dog Pound Gourmet Hotdogs
Vinnies Cheese Steaks
Er Thang Cajun
Hencho En Texas
And for some good snacks or sweets-
Papa Bear Kettle Corn
C&J Sweet Snow selling old fashion soda
Snow Cones by Rosebud Parks & Recreation volunteers to raise money for their new park