27th Annual Coon Creek Men's Club Farm Toy Show


Share
Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 1:34 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Coon Creek Men's Club

The Coon Creek Men's Club of Prophetstown will be sponsoring their 27th Annual Farm Toy Show on Sunday, October 21st at Prophetstown High School. Admission for the show, which runs from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, is $2 with children under 12 free.

The show features vendors of farm toys, trucks, cars and collectibles of all kinds, along with special toy displays and exhibits. Door prize drawings will be held, and the food stand will have pork BBQ sandwiches and other items.

The show also features a large outdoor display of "classic" farm tractors and equipment.

Eclipse lawn mowers, manufactured in Prophetstown from 1905 to 1960, are also displayed. Any one willing to bring any pre-1975 equipment for display may call Gerry Halpin (815-537-2631) or Dave Matthews (815-537-2793) for more information.

This year, the show will also have a Kid's Pedal Tractor Display, with a pedal tractor parade at noon. All kids are invited to bring their "pedals".

All proceeds from the show go towards the club's many civic improvement projects. Please plan to attend the show, see the displays, have lunch and do a little early Christmas shopping!!

Note: We would greatly appreciate it if you could use some or all of the above in your "calendar", "coming events", "weekend" or "area news" sections or broadcasts. Thanks for your help!! Please call if you have any questions -

Coon Creek Men's Club

Gerry Halpin, Show Chairman

106 Park Avenue

Prophetstown, IL 61277

815-499-3531

fax 815-537-2380

e-mail – ghalpin@frontiernet.net




















 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)