Tractor club wins parade’s Sweepstakes Trophy
With another successful Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day over, here’s a brief wrap-up of some of the events held last Saturday:
–Taking home the Sweepstakes Trophy for the FCAD Grand Parade was the Columbia Basin Antique Club, a local antique tractor group. First-place plaques also were awarded to the following groups: dancing horses, horses division; Quincy Valley Allied Arts, community division; Washington Tractor, farm equipment division; Jerry Pits and his El Camino, antique/classic auto division; ABC Academy Preschool, youth division; and Hank Ramsey and his 1953 Ford Jubilee, antique farm equipment division.
–Cari Mathews was the winner of a Traeger barbecue grill, raffled off to raise money for the Quincy Valley Veteran’s Memorial Wall. The raffle sold more than 1,340 tickets and raised just under $1,400 for the memorial.
–In the annual potato and corn recipe cook-off, Patsy Kromm earned top honors in two categories. Kromm’s tomato-and-sweet-corn pie earned first-place honors in the main dish category and her blackberry-lavendar cornbread earned first place in the breads and desserts category. The following results for the side dish and salad entries are as follows: first place, Mary Ortbal (potato and yam galette); second place, Mike Carlson (roasted potato salad); and third place, Ortbal (vegetable salad).
–With 130 cars participating this year, the FCAD Car Show raised $7,000 for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year’s winners by division were: Pre-1940s, Dick Williams of Wenatchee, 1932 Roadster; 1940s, Clayton Massey of Ephrata, 1947 Ford; 1950s, Ron Melcher of Ephrata, 1956 T-Bird; 1960s, Dennis and Pat Henry of Wenatchee. 1969 Ford Mustang; 1970s, Robin Peterson of Ephrata 1970 Chevy Chevelle; 1980s, Todd and Sue McClaskey of Ephrata, 1983 Chevy Camaro Z28; 1990s and newer, Joe Galeskas of East Wenatchee, 1997 C-5 Corvette; Truck, Bill and Dena Allison of Ellensburg, 1956 GMC pickup; Big Truck, Carl Yeates of Quincy, 1950 Chevy 2-ton; Rat Rod, Chad Cottrell of Leavenworth, 1929 Ford Model A; Motorcycle, Dennis Buys of Custer, 1982 Honda Goldwing 1100 bobber; Import, Jim Vines of East Wenatchee, 1970 Datsun 2000 roadster; Work in Progress, Leonard and Maryann Hawks of Ellensburg, 1981 Ford T-Bird; Best Paint, Tom and B.J. Carlton of Moses Lake, 1934 Cabriolet; People’s Choice, Bob Maas of East Wenatchee, 1934 Hudson Terraplane; Kid’s Choice, Marvin Kleyn of Quincy, 2002 Lincoln Blackwood pickup; Best in Show, Dave and Estella Poirier of Malaga, 1956 Chevy Bel Air; and Longest Distance award, Jerry Miller of Woodland, 1960 Chrysler 300.
–And the quilt show once again displayed the talents of our local quilters. Viewers were asked to vote on the quilts, naming the quilt that appeared to require the “most work,” the one that had their “favorite colors” and the “overall favorite.” The winners were: Most Work, Marilyn Cobia (first place) and Marlys Downs (second and third place); Favorite Colors, Audrey Seaberg (first place), Cobia (second place) and Paula Cobb and Mandy Nelson (third place); and Overall Favorite, Cobia (first place) and Downs (second and third place).