POWER SHOW RETURNS THIS WEEKEND
POWER SHOW RETURNS
THIS SATURDAY, SUNDAY
For those looking for something to see, experience, eat and enjoy this weekend, there’s no need to look further than to Pioneer Acres on the northern edge of Menno and the 36th annual Pioneer Power Show hosted by the Menno Pioneer Heritage Association (MPHA).
The event will be held the mornings and afternoons of Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, and there will be something for everybody – from threshing and a working sawmill to games and rides for children to live music.
This year, the MPHA is pleased to welcome Elaine Peacock and Isabel Trobaugh on Saturday. The duo will be singing country, gospel and hits of Patsy Kline. Also singing country and gospel on Saturday will be Paul Cozine. Then, on Sunday, the MPHA is excited to have Mary Mayer, Nancy Sharon and Barb Rikansurd perform polka, waltz and foxtrot. Dan Kilbride will be performing bluegrass songs and Roy King is set to perform country and gospel.
Children will have numerous activities to enjoy. There is a carousel, Ferris wheel, miniature golf, barrel train and bouncy house. The mission group of Peace Reformed Church will be hosting “money in the sandbox” as well as other games and entertainment. Ride tickets can be purchased individually, a weekend unlimited ride pass can be purchased on Saturday or a single day unlimited ride pass can be purchased on Sunday.
MPHA is also excited to announce it will be moving forward with construction of a museum. A fundraiser has been established to raise approximately $150,000. The structure will be wood frame and metal exterior. It will have a concrete floor, insulated, and dry wall finished. This will provide a climate controlled environment for smaller exhibits. The building will be 40’x80’ with 10’ walls. To date MPHA has raised $50,000 toward the project, with a donation from the Klaudt family in memory of Delano Klaudt.
Donations can be made during the show at the administration building or the registration/gift shop building. Contributions of $100 or more will make the donor eligible for a lifetime membership to the MPHA. Any contribution of $1,000 or more will give the donor permanent recognition on a placard in the museum.
Schedule of events
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
8:00 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m.- Flea Market & Toy Show Open, Equipment Operators Safety Mtg.
10:30 a.m.-Noon – Corn Shelling & Shredding, Hay Demonstrations, Steam Threshing, Steam Engine Plowing, Sawmill Start-up
11:00 a.m. – Children’s games open (watch for early opening)
Noon – Antique car & Tractor Parade
2:30 p.m. – Money Pile for Children
2:30-3:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling & Shredding, Hay Demonstrations, Steam Threshing, Steam Engine Plowing, Sawmill Start-up
3:00 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pull & Mini Rod Pull
At Dark – Steam Engine Spark Show (weather permitting)
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Pancake Breakfast/Lunch Sponsored by Menno Community Club
8:30 a.m. – Exhibitors/Workers Church Service
9 a.m. – Flea Market & Toy Show Open
11 a.m. – Children’s games open
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling & Shredding, Hay Demonstrations, Steam Threshing, Steam Engine Plowing, Sawmill Start-up
1:00 p.m. – Ladies Nail-Driving Contest-Sponsored by Menno Lumber Co.
1:15 p.m. – Children’s Pedal Pull
1:45 p.m. – Bale Throwing Contest
3:00 p.m. – Antique Car & Tractor Parade
Following Parade – Freedom Raffle and 50/50 Drawing, Pickup and Exhibitor Tractor Pull
All Times approximate and subject to change; see specific areas for exact times.