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Good times pull through at tractor show
Written by News Desk   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:29

5-22poctractorAn enthusiastic crowd turned out for the Alabama Tractor Show and Pull in Elmore recently.  Photo: Maurice Powell, a regular exhibitor at the tractor show proudly stand next to his prize Oliver tractor.

Photo: Brian Hodge

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 The Elmore Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Alabama Antique Tractor Show and Pull in Elmore last weekend. Organizers say the weather and turnout this year was very good. The event, coordinated with the Southern Antique Iron Association, drew hundreds of visitors out to appreciate the antiques on display. In addition to antique tractors, cars, and farm equipment, families enjoyed good food, games for children, horse-drawn carriage rides and tractor races.

There were several friendly competitions going between tractor races including a skillet toss (for ladies), sledgehammer toss (for guys) and pedal tractor races (for little ones).

The event is the primary fundraiser for the Elmore Volunteer Fire Department. Bart Mercer serves on the EVFD board of directors as well as board chairman of the Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA).

"This event has grown quite a bit over the last nine years, but it has retained the reputation as an enjoyable, family-friendly day of fun and fellowship," Mercer said.

A barbecue cookoff is held each year as part of the competition. With five categories the cookoff has a lot of bragging rights that local cook teams proudly excercise after a win. The winners of this year's cookoff were:

Dessert Category

First Place D. R. D. - Chad Bryant, Murrary Simpson

Second Place Tall Tail Team - Dale Segrest, Bobby Robinson, Fischer Segrest, Betty Segrest

Third Place Sauced Up & Smoked Out - Hunter Norris

Chicken Category

First Place Team Grailer - Adam Donaldson, Adam Bass, Casey Oakley, John Brown

Second Place D. R. D. - Chad Bryant, Murrary Simpson

Third Place Fat Back Attack - Beau Flemming, Tracy Flemming, Layne Grant

Rib Category

First Place Team Image 1 - Justin Harris, Shane Williams, Mac Ingram, Cindy Clark

Second Place Sauced Up & Smoked Out - Hunter Norris

Third Place Meat Heads - Bobby Thomas, Thelma Thomas, Cameron Mercer, Hannah Mercer

Beef Brisket Category

First Place Team Grailer - Adam Donaldson, Adam Bass, Casey Oakley, John Brown

Second Place Team Image 1 - Justin Harris, Shane Williams, Mac Ingram, Cindy Clark

Third Meat Heads - Bobby Thomas, Thelma Thomas, Cameron Mercer, Hannah Mercer

Boston Butt Category

First Place Team Grailer - Adam Donaldson, Adam Bass, Casey Oakley, John Brown

Second Place Low Heat - David Mercer, Chad Mercer, Cameron Mercer

Third Place Low & Slow - Jeffery O. Brown, Heath Galle

 

Suzanne Carnes tossed the iron skillet farther than all other competitors and has a trophy to show for it.

 
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