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Waterman Lions Show has 'unique personality'

Kevin Hickey, winner of the 2018 Waterman Lions Tractor Show People's Choice award is pictured with his grandson. Hickey is organizing a July 21 tractor drive in memory of fellow tractor collector Joe Barshinger, who died in a farm accident this spring.
Kevin Hickey, winner of the 2018 Waterman Lions Tractor Show People's Choice award is pictured with his grandson. Hickey is organizing a July 21 tractor drive in memory of fellow tractor collector Joe Barshinger, who died in a farm accident this spring.

The Waterman Lions Club will hold its 19th annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show on July 20 at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman. This year's show will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the club's founding.

Publicity co-chair Pam Gaston describes the show has having a unique personality that sets it apart from some other town festivals.

"During the day you will experience a welcoming family oriented and homecoming atmosphere mixed with all kinds of activities and events. A family can have an entire day of fun in the park, and it will not cost an arm and a leg," Gaston said in a news release.

Highlights include participation by nationally known ag media personality Max Armstrong. He is returning as a parade announcer with Mark Tuttle, DeKalb County Farm Bureau president.

The day starts with a 7 a.m. Farmers Breakfast by the United Neighborhood Center and ends around midnight after a spectacular fireworks show and beer garden featuring bands The Beaux, The Relics and Whiskey Romance.

Other attractions include a tractor pull; tractor, engine and truck exhibits; Soybean Adventure; sheep herding demo; train rides; drive a tractor experience; The Amazing Tim Adamz kid's show; train and wagon rides; tractor parade; kiddie tractor pull; petting zoo; vintage baseball; raffles; Lions food concession; craft show-flea market; bags tournament; 4 p.m. pork chop barbecue by the Waterman Fire Department; and more.

For more information, visit www.watermantractorshow.com.

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