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CVAEMA 2020 Winter Banquet

Posted: February 20th, 2020 by

Another year’s flown by and it was time again for the CVAEMA’s Winter Banquet. We all gathered at Solomon’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 25th. Although the sign-up sheet said doors open at 5:30, by that time the gym was already filled with chatting people. Seems like the engine/tractor crowd is always very early for their events. Alex Baker started the evening promptly at 6:00 p.m., thanking everyone for coming. A blessing was given by Joel Nupp and off to the food tables we went.

29th Annual Fall Farm Fun Fest

Posted: October 16th, 2019 by

The Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest was held September 26-28, 2019 at the host farm of Wayne and Bradley Beidel of Newburg, PA. CVAEMA once again sponsored the "Grinder Winder", a learning station on the walking tour which consisted of 15 hand corn shellers provided by Bill Swailes.

2019 Tractor Ride – Great Turnout!

Posted: July 8th, 2019 by

Twenty one people turned out for the 2019 tractor ride on June 9, 2019. We heard several reports about what a good, relaxed time they had traveling from the showgrounds, out Peckman Drive and around Edenville, stopping for a photo shoot at Mt. Olivet Church. The skies were threatening so the group decided to short cut the ride and head back to the showgrounds a bit sooner than they would have liked but that’s what June in PA is like sometimes!

2019 Case Quilt

Posted: July 8th, 2019 by

Each year the club commissions a quilt of the feature tractor and auctions it off at the August Steam and Gas show.  This year’s quilt beautifully displays Case tractors, the iconic Case eagle emblem and this year’s show dates embroidered at the top.  The quilt will be auctioned off immediately after the 1:00 tractor parade on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 on the Midway.

CVAEMA 2019 Winter Banquet

Posted: February 11th, 2019 by

CVAEMA’s annual Winter Banquet was held Saturday, January 26th at Solomon’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. The gymnasium was noisy as everyone was socializing while waiting for the program to begin. At 6:00 pm President Jack Horner got the banquet underway and after the blessing by Pastor Joel Nupp, a delicious meal of chicken, meatballs, potato casserole, peas, carrots, creamed lettuce, pie and ice cream was served by the church.

Check Out These Cool Pictures

Posted: January 15th, 2019 by

Randy and Edie Quinby, owners of Twin Bridge Campgrounds, graciously shared these aerial shots of the CVAEMA showgrounds taken during an August show. Quite a birds-eye view!

CVAEMA Annual Winter Banquet

Posted: February 8th, 2018 by

124 people attended CVAEMA’s annual banquet on January 27, 2018. Solomons Church prepared an excellent meal, as always, followed by homemade pie and ice cream for dessert. President Randy Geist emceed the evening welcoming everyone and cracking a couple jokes.

Bringing Back Some Memories

Posted: December 13th, 2017 by

Recently I’ve been on a quest to reorganize and display goodies in my barn. While moving things around I ran into an item that brought back some great memories. This thing-a-magig belonged to Edgar Hoffeditz. Edgar & Betty and my family attended many engine shows together.

The CV Spring Fling

Posted: December 13th, 2017 by

I wonder how many people can remember how the spring engine show came about. Long before we had a club, show grounds or even an annual show, there were a local group of folks who were restoring and showing old iron. It was a small gang of men and their wives who attended and exhibited at the small local shows. In the early spring, we would pick a location to have a swap and sell. People would bring piles of treasures from their sheds, garages and barns. Old iron would be thrown out on the ground, tailgates and tables. It was great to wander around and think of all the things you could do with the parts and pieces.