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Southern Cove Power Reunion's Annual Show Features Many Vendors


September 23, 2021

Judith Ott

Royal Rangers from Everett cooking 500 chicken halves for event. Shown are (from left): Briar Foor, Brandon Chamberlain. Elias Swineheart, Eli Swope, Aaron Winck, Tyler Fetters, Daniel Chamberlain, Aidan Winck, Greg Duck.

The Southern Cove Power Reunion's Annual Show took place on Sept. 17, 18 and 19 at 145 West Cave Road, New Enterprise.

The show featured many winners:

• Winner of the 2004 Ford Tractor was Scott Ayers

• Winner of the Peddle Tractor was Mary Tears

• Winner of $75 was Don Chriswell

• Winner of $50 was Doug Minor

• Winner of $25 was J Garman

• Winner of the Case toy tractor was John Garman

There were 71 raffle baskets collected by Melanie Clapper, which brought $4,655 dollars. Shirts and sweatshirts were also sold by Clapper in Case colors, which are tan, black and orange.

The weekend was beautiful for this event. Friday evening, there were 137 tractor pulls, which began at 5 p.m. featuring antique tractors. Saturday evening, there were 207 tractor pulls, which also began at 5 p.m. featuring Classic & Farm Stock tractors and ended around 1 a.m.

Apple Cider pressing began on Friday and continued Saturday. 250 bushels of apples were used for the cider and apple butter. It takes about 8 hours to turn the apples into apple butter.

A tractor parade took place daily at 1 p.m. This featured steam run tractors, antique tractors, farm run tractors and new tractors.

A tractor pulling barrel wagons was a big hit for small children.

Camping was available on the show grounds.

Many food vendors were available such as Williamsburg Auxiliary with taco salads.

Bryon Sipes Smokehouse Barbecue was a huge hit featuring brisket and other food items and his homemade barbeque sauce. This sauce was started in 2010 and has become very popular. The sauce can be bought in some of the local stores such as Zimmerman's in Woodbury, Fishers Store, C & S market, Imlers Poultry, and others. Sipes has a trailer set up in East Freedom along 36.

Cove Lions were present and featured their sausage sandwiches and homemade fries. The Cove Lions will serve a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Lonnie Snyder in Loysburg Cove Lions Community Building in October. Lonnie is currently recovering from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Any questions can be directed to Robin Snyder at (814) 766-3198 or Lonnie Snyder at (814) 494-6743.

Claysburg Pizza was available with their food trailer.

Dairyland was also there and the committee for the Dairy princess served ice cream, milkshakes and more.

The kitchen of the Southern Cove Power Reunion had a successful weekend. The biggest hit seemed to be chicken finger baskets, hot sausage sandwiches and cheese fries. John Pensyl has run the kitchen for over 18 years and a lot of planning and hard work goes into this kitchen.

Devin and Rana's Olde Fashion Carmel Corn added a wonderful fragrance to the air.

Royal Rangers of Everett is a wonderful group of boys directed by Dennis Dibert, who has been the director for 15 years. The boys helped cook over 500 chicken halves for this year's event. They also camped on the grounds. This group is described by Dennis as being like boy scouts, but it has a Christian base. Every activity is taught with a Christian example. This group will do catering for organizations.

Barb's Treat Boutique was present with all kinds of homemade bake good. Barb has a certified kitchen in her New Enterprise home and has a refrigerator on her porch. Her Facebook page shows what she has, and those interested can stop by and purchase what they want from the refrigerator, leaving your money on the honor system.

Some new people who set up this year were Allen and Becky Dively with a miniature farm display that had been ongoing for thirty years.

Judith Ott

Ava Hershberger, 4, had a full tractor pull.

Rodney Boyd was at the display of 505 John Deere toys. Joe Boyd, his father, passed away April 3, 2020, from cancer. Joe loved to tell anyone about his collection, and he was missed dearly this year. The family also displayed some John Deere tractors, which was new this year.

A few other vendors there were Pink Zebra with candles and warmers and fragrances; Anita's Country Scents & Suds with great candles; and Quiltin' Critters with beautiful table runners, wall hangings, and afghans

Sunday morning, pancakes and sausage were served. A service was also provided. Pastor Paul Snyder and Janet Snyder led the sermon. Janet also told a children's service.

The Spring Plow Day & Tractor Show will be April 16, 2022. The 32nd annual show will be September 16-18 and will feature John Deere.

The last tractor pull of this year will be Oct. 9 and will start at 4 p.m.


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