In the last half of 2016, the TEDTEA coordinators were hard at work ironing out the details on purchasing 10.5 acres next to our existing grounds. Thanks to a giant generous donation the deal was closed as the year ended. Since then, volunteers have been hard at work clearing the land to make it the new parking lot for visitors during the show.
This picture was taken a couple weeks after we closed on the property. You can see the fence line has been cleared and a new fence going up:
This picture was taken after Sohns Construction donated some time with their D6 to clear the rest of the trees.
The area in green shows the existing 48 acre showgrounds, the area in red is the 10.5 acres we purchased.
This new area increases the showgrounds by 20%! This will allow us to have more visitors come during the show and have room to start some new displays!
It is long overdue, but we’ve added a bunch of pictures from the 2015 show sent in by members and attendees. Head on over and take a look!
For quite a while now, our static freestanding engine displays have been at the mercy of the elements. We’ve been working to address that issue. Thanks to Earl Madsen and Jim Waley for all the work put in. Check out their handwork below.
Freestanding Engine Sheds Gallery
Freestanding Engine Sheds YouTube
Our loading dock has taken a beating over the years, but thanks to the Payne family, we’ve got a brand new one. Take a look at the gallery for more details.
And again, a special thanks goes out to the Payne family for the donation of materials and all their hard work!
Loading Dock Gallery
Earl Madsen took his ’37 John Deere B with his ’60’s era John Deere 2 row corn planter out for a spin this weekend. The corn planted is grown on the Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association’s show grounds and is harvested during our Summer club workdays and stored for use in our demonstrations during our Annual show (first weekend in October).
Corn Planting 2015 Gallery
Corn Planting 2015 YouTube
Thanks to all our participants at this weekend’s Workday/Tree planting. We got all the trees in the ground and irrigated before the end of the day. There is still an opportunity to donate for the trees if folks are interested.
Just download the TEDTEA-TREE-DONATION and mail it in.
We’ve added a bunch of pictures from this year’s show sent in by members and attendees. Head on over and take a look!
Ladies and Gentlemen, From all of the folks that put on the 43rd Annual State show sponsored by Don Ringler Chevrolet and Toyota, 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, Shooter 92.9, Wheeler Companies, Lone Star Ag Credit, Smetana & Associates, 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!
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!