28h Annual Coon Creek Men's Club Farm Toy Show


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Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2013, 2:32 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 28h Annual Farm Toy Show on Sunday, October 20 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 1904 to 1961 are also displayed. Anyone 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, including the rebuilding of Prophetstown's historic Washington Street, partially destroyed by fire on July 15. Come see the displays, have lunch and do a little early Christmas shopping!!

Coon Creek Men's Club
Gerry Halpin, Show Chairman
106 Park Avenue
Prophetstown, IL 61277
815-499-3531
fax 815-537-2380


















 



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