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


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Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 1:34 pm
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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






















 



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