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Coordinators meeting

Location: TEDTEA Showgrounds
Start Time: 7:00pm
Date: 05-07-2014
Description: Primary topics will be Workdays and New Business

1st Annual Tractor Ride was a success!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the 1st Annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association Tractor Ride! We had a great time on a beautiful day! A special thanks goes out to Gary Hudgens for letting us use his farm as our Lunch destination. Thanks also go out to Chad Haas for grilling some delicious hamburgers and Clinton Noll for hooking up an old fashioned ice cream maker to his John Deere B and making some great ice cream!

We’re already discussing the plans for next year and hope to make the ride even better. We look forward to seeing you all at the 43rd Annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association State Show sponsored by Don Ringler Chevrolet and Toyota October 4th, 2014.

The gallery for the show is ready to view and we have a video up on YouTube.

Tractor Ride Gallery

Ready to ride On the Road! Burgers all around

Tractor Ride YouTube


Tractor Ride Reminder

The 1st annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association Tractor Ride is TODAY!

Just a reminder to all participants to meet at the showgrounds and be ready for the Drivers Meeting at 9AM and to leave IMMEDIATELY after. That means being unloaded, gassed up and ready to roll out. Also, all tractors need to have an SMV triangle attached to the back. This is a DPS requirement.

Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem

(a) Slow-moving vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle designed to operate at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour or less; or a vehicle, implement of husbandry, or machinery, including road construction machinery, that is towed by: an animal; or a motor vehicle designed to operate at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour or less.

(b) Slow-moving-vehicle emblem means a triangular emblem that conforms to standards and specifications adopted by the director under Section 547.104 relating to color, size, and mounting position of a slow-moving-vehicle emblem.

(c) The slow moving vehicle emblem must be mounted (base down) from 3 to 5 feet above the surface  of the road. It must be of a clean reflective surface.

If you have not already registered, we will be making a first year exception and taking registration onsite for the ride. Please bring your completed registration form and payment so we can get you in line.

Also, be sure to bring sunscreen. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

In Memory of Gladys Miller

Ladies and Gentlemen it is with a heavy heart that we must pass along the news of another loss in our TEDTEA family. Gladys Miller passed away Sunday, April 27, following a brief illness. The wife of Louis Miller, Gladys traveled extensively with her husband hunting for antique tractor parts and preparing her famous pickles, cornbread and beans for the Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association Annual Show.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, TX. A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving will be at 11:00AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 2929 FM 972, Walburg, TX, with Pastor Jeff Wallace. Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

For more information you can visit Gladys’ memorial page at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel website.

Her family is in our thoughts and our prayers.

1st Annual TEDTEA Tractor Ride

We’ve been working on this for a little while and now we’re ready! May 3, 2014 Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association will have it’s 1st Annual Tractor Ride.

It will start at the TEDTEA Show grounds with a driver’s meeting at 9am and we hit the road immediately after. We’ll proceed on an approx. 14 mile trip to Hudgens Farms in Bellfalls. The ride includes a hamburger lunch served at Hudgens Farm. After lunch a return trip to the TEDTEA show grounds.

Cost for the ride is $15 for Members per tractor/driver, $25 for Non Members per tractor/driver and $10 per person for meal only (“Meal only” participants need to make arrangements to meet the group at Hudgens Farm).  Deadline for sign-up is April 30th.

If you’re interested in participating please download and fill out the Sign-up form for each tractor/driver participating and send it with your payment to:
TEDTEA Tractor Ride
c/o TEDTEA Secretary
P.O. Box 1704
Temple, TX 76503

Important notes (for all rules see Sign-Up form):

All Drivers MUST be offloaded and in attendance for the Driver Meeting.
Drivers must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.
Tractor must be able to maintain an 8-10mph rate of speed

Route Info: Route will go from TEDTEA Show Grounds to Hudgens Farm via Lower Troy Rd and Bottom’s East and return via 438 and  Berger Rd.

Questions about the Tractor Ride should be sent to
[email protected]

Tree Planting – Workday

The Tree planting workday on 2/22/14 went very well. We had a bunch of help and things went pretty smoothly. All the new trees are planted, we were also able to remove some of the older big trees that were starting to become an issue. Work was done for all the new irrigation, the Bessemer engine had some work done, and the roof of the Ice Cream house got some work and a new coat of paint.

Thanks to everyone that came out and pitched a hand.

Below is a link to the workday gallery and a couple of videos. If you have any photos or video you’d like to add, please send them to [email protected]

We are still taking donations to cover the cost of the trees. To make a donation please fill out and mail the Tree Donation Form (PDF reader needed) or for more information on this or other projects, please contact us at:
[email protected]
TEDTEA Tree Project
c/o TEDTEA Secretary
P.O. Box 1704
Temple, TX 76503

Tree Planting Event

Location: TEDTEA Show Grounds
Start Time: 8am
Date: 02-22-2014
Description: Some club members have offered to donate time and materials to plant and irrigate 25 – 3″ live oak trees, approx 8′ tall – around the show grounds where we have lost shade due to the drought the last few years. The only cost to the club will be the purchase of the trees themselves at $60 per tree.

Locations for the planting have already been determined and the club is offering a unique opportunity for members and friends of the club to help with the cost of the project by making an individual tree donation of $60 or more. (As of Feb. 7, there are still 19 trees available).

Any donations to the project are always welcome, but recognition of the individual tree donations will be commemorated by a single plaque with the names off all individual tree donations to be placed in a high traffic area. Opportunity for donations will remain until the cost of all the trees has been covered, so if you are unable to raise the money by the 22nd, but would like to participate, don’t worry, the opportunity remains.

To make a donation please fill out and mail the Tree Donation Form (PDF reader needed) or for more information, please contact us at: [email protected]
TEDTEA Tree Project
c/o TEDTEA Secretary
P.O. Box 1704
Temple, TX 76503


We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

We’ve got a some exciting things going on this year so stay tuned to the website and Facebook page for information. A tractor ride is in the works for early spring possibly in conjunction with the Gas-up and we’re looking into the possibility of another BBQ cookoff. And our 43rd Annual State Show is scheduled for Oct 4th!

So, again, stay tuned for more info on upcoming events!

Coordinators meeting

Location: Oscar Store – 8133 Oscar Spur, Temple, TX 76501
Start Time: 7:00pm
Date: 02-05-2014
Description: Primary topics will be 2014 Budget and Workdays

CANCELED Christmas Parade Float Decoration

The scheduled participation of TEDTEA in the Temple Christmas parade has been canceled due to lack of participation by club members. We do not have the minimum required float walkers and riders that the City of Temple requires.

Thank you to the folks that did volunteer to participate, maybe we can try again next year.