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Farm Heritage Show offers look back at agriculture

The 12th annual Farm Heritage Festival of East Jordan Church, 22027 Polo Rd, Sterling, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The admission and parking are free. The day will start with a good ol’ fashioned farm breakfast, from 7 to 9 a.m., consisting of scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy.  

Tickets for breakfast are $8 for adults, $4 for youth to age 13, and those under age 5 eat free.

Breakfast tickets are available from church members before the event or at the door.  

Active farm machine demonstrations will begin around 9 a.m. and will occur periodically until 3:30 p.m. Static displays will go on all day.  

This year’s active displays will feature a threshing machine, a stationary baler, wagon lifts and elevators, an ensilage cutter, a corn husker and shredder, and tractor operations.  

A blacksmith will demonstrate some tool making and craft.  

An activity center will be set up for kids, youth, and adults to try their hand at powering hand cranked items such as corn sheller or a rope maker.  

A bouncy house for children is new this year.  

A farm animal zoo will again feature dairy cows, sheep, goats, and more. 

A lunch stand will run inside the air-conditioned church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring sandwiches, baked beans, salads, chips and desserts.  

Proceeds from the lunch benefit the East Jordan Habitat for Humanity Mission Crew.

Anyone with antique farm equipment is invited to display or run at the show.  

For information call Steve Venhuizen at 815-946-2513.

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