By Wendy Byerly Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1, 2014
PINNACLE — Saturday will be a time of reminiscing for some and learning about history for others as the Rock House Ruritan Club hosts its 16th annual antique tractor, auto, farm equipment and engine show.
The day’s activities will kick off at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. when cow patty bingo will take place, according to Don Bennett, treasurer for the Ruritans.
“At 9:30, we are going to have a tractor parade and hay ride for anyone who wants to ride on the hay ride. It’ll be seven or eight miles,” he said.
Admission for the show is free, and Bennett said there will be food and drinks available for purchase and tents provided for shade.
Local Hal Rosenquest will be on hand, as has become a tradition, to show off antique machines that saw wood and grind cornmeal.
Also, a blacksmith will be demonstrating his work throughout the day, Bennett said.
“We don’t charge anything, and anybody can bring tractors and display them,” he said.
The day will conclude with cow patty bingo. Tickets for a spot on the bingo grid are being sold now through 2 p.m. Saturday, when the cow will begin roaming the grid.
“Sometimes it is two or three hours, sometimes it is five minutes,” Bennett said of how long it takes to determine a winner in the bingo game. Winners are determined by where the cow drops a patty.
Through the events 16 years, it has gone through moves and additions, with it first starting out in Pinnacle until the Rock House group’s building was constructed. But one thing remains steady, all proceeds from the day’s event go back into the community to help those who need it.
Rock House Ruritan Club, on N.C. 268 in Stokes County, has about 26 members at present, Bennett said. The club meets the first Thursday of each month and welcomes anyone interested in joining and finding out what the club is about to attend a meeting.
For more information about the show, call Bennett at 351-2893 or member Todd Gordon at 413-5896.
Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.