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  • Tractor, truck, car show to be held this weekend in Georgetown

  • The First State Antique Tractor Club will host its 13th Annual Tractor, Truck and Car Show this weekend at the Georgetown Speedway.
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    • IF YOU GO
      WHAT. 13th Annual Tractor, Truck, and Car Show
      WHEN. 9 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday
      WHERE. Georgetown Speedway, U.S. Route 113 and Speedway Road, Georgetown
      COST. Free, just bring mon...
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      IF YOU GO
      WHAT. 13th Annual Tractor, Truck, and Car Show

      WHEN. 9 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday

      WHERE. Georgetown Speedway, U.S. Route 113 and Speedway Road, Georgetown

      COST. Free, just bring money for food
  • The First State Antique Tractor Club will host its 13th Annual Tractor, Truck and Car Show this weekend at the Georgetown Speedway.
    Show Chairman Eric Knapp said the event aims to educate those who are curious about older farm equipment.
    "When people see these machines, they become interested in the way farming used to be," Knapp said. "Other people just like the feel good nature of it because they remember when their dad or granddad had that tractor."
    But there's much more to the event than old farming equipment.
    Each year, the club awards $1,000 scholarships to three local high school graduates that plan to study agriculture in college. This year's recipients will be announced Saturday at noon. Proceeds from the event's consignment auction, which is scheduled this year for Saturday at 6 p.m., fund the scholarships.
    Other events include tractor games, a lawn tractor pull, a kid's tractor pull, a petting zoo, a women's fry pan toss, corn hole, and a parade of antique tractors, cars, trucks and equipment. There will also be craft demonstrations, agriculture exhibits, live entertainment by The Jones Boys on Friday at 7 p.m., a flea market and "finger lickin' good" food.
    There is no entrance or parking fee for the event. There is also no charge to camp in the speedway. Because it is a family event, organizers say there's no alcohol allowed. Outside food is also prohibited.
    Carol Warrington, secretary of the club, said the event continues to be successful because, "people love to come see the equipment and they're country people, so they enjoy things like this."
    For more information, call Knapp at (410) 703-1324 or Warrington at (302) 875-7427. Information is also available at www.firststateantiquetractorclub.com.
    The tractor club is a non-profit organization with more than 300 members from all over Delmarva and surrounding states.
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