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CANCELED Temple Christmas Parade

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.

Coordinators meeting

Location: TEDTEA Show Grounds – Church
Start Time: 7pm
Date: 11-06-2013
Description: Topic of discussion will be the 2013 show.

Thank You!

Ladies and Gentlemen, From all of the folks that put on this show to everyone in attendance, THANK YOU!

We had a great time hosting everyone. We got to see old friends, make new ones and just enjoy the company of folks that are dedicated to our premise of “Saving Yesterday for Tomorrow”.

A special thanks goes out to Don Ringler Chevrolet and Toyota, KIX 106.7, Wheeler Companies, Lone Star Structures, Steiner Tractor Parts and all our other sponsor for this year! We’ll be posting pictures and videos from the show in the next few days, so keep an eye out for those.

And again, we can’t thank all of our volunteers, officers and the other folks behind the scenes for working to bring this all together!


Show T-shirts available now!

42nd Annual Show ShirtDue to issues beyond our control, we will not have “Show” shirts available for purchase at the show. We will have some newly designed club shirts available at the show, just not the “Show” shirts. Instead we have teamed with MyLocker.Net to provide on demand T-Shirt creation. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt you can do so online. If you are a member interested in purchasing a shirt and will be attending the Friday night club meeting and dinner, please hold off on your purchase until after the meeting and dinner for a special offer.


Call to FFA and 4H past present future

Calling all FFA and 4-H members.

Are you rebuilding a tractor for your fair project?
Do you need community service hours?
Are you interested in volunteering at the largest Tractor and Engine show in the state of Texas?

Well we can help!

We’re looking for tractors that are being rebuilt or have been rebuilt to put in a special section of the show grounds to show off the work you’re doing! We’re also looking for people to man certain areas of the grounds and perform tasks as needed for the show.

Interested? Simply shoot us an email at [email protected] and let us know how YOU would like to participate in the 42nd Annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association State Show sponsored by Don Ringler Chevrolet and Toyota!

This is open to all members PAST and PRESENT!

Goodbye to a Friend

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great sadness that we must pass this information along. Long time Club member Tommy Frei passed away Friday. Tommy was 65. His services are 10 am today in the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. Rev. Walter Dhanwar officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westphalia. Memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s Building Fund. Tommy was a dear friend to the club and will be missed greatly.

Tommy A. Frei, 65, of Westphalia, died Friday, September 6, 2013, in a Temple Hospital. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. Rev. Walter Dhanwar officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westphalia.

Mr. Frei was born March 5, 1948 in Westphalia to Ewald and Kathleen Jansing Frei. He was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Lott High School and was married to Frances Wimmer on November 21, 1970. He served in the Texas National Guard. He was president and founder of Frei  Enterprises Inc. in 1981. He was an agent for Catholic Life and served as president of the Westphalia Branch #3.  He was a member of Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council 13902 and 4th degree member of Temple Assembly #1138. He served on the board of Central Texas Water Supply Corp. and was a member of Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association of  Temple. He enjoyed working with Antique tractors and Model A cars. He was a member of the Church of the Visitation.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Frei of Westphalia; two sons: Allen Frei of Westphalia and Randy Frei and wife Storey of Zabcikville; two daughters: Shelley Del Toro and husband Nacom of Austin and Sherri Contreras and husband John of Fort Worth; three grandchildren: Cade Contreras, Conner Contreras, and Carson Contreras; five brothers: Milton Frei Sr. of Rockdale, Kenneth Frei of Temple, David Frei of Seaton, Don Frei of Westphalia and Gary Frei of Temple; three sisters: Shirley Polach, Bernadette Ketterman, and Marilyn Rudloff all of Westphalia.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenard Frei and memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s Building Fund. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. –Temple Daily Telegram Obituary

KiX106.7 added as Media Sponsor for 42nd annual State Show

Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association is proud to announceKIX106KiX 106.7
as our
Media Sponsor
for the 42nd annual State Show October 4th-6th

Please stay tuned for more exciting details!
Sponsorships are still available, but going fast so contact us soon if interested!

Sponsors needed!

We have some questions for you:

  • Is your company or organization involved in an agricultural or mechanical specialty.
  • Does your business cater to small town Central Texas?
  • Are you interested in serving a role in preserving the farming heritage and machines that helped shape and define the US?
  • Are you interested in the unique opportunity to reach possible clientele not only from Central Texas, but by supporting the largest Tractor and Engine show in Texas hosting over 2,000 visitors from all over the US, an opportunity to reach clientele from all over the United States.

Then we’d love to have you as a sponsor for the
42nd Annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association
State Show October 4th-6th, 2013.

For more information please refer to our sponsorship package(PDF reader required)
TEDTEA 2013 Sponsorship Package