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August 6 2017

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4:00 pm

VFW Coat Drop-off (all week)

The Carthage VFW at 29 N Madison in Carthage is accepting donations of coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves for MAKE A DIFFERENCE COAT DRIVE. Items should be new or gently used. All sizes, from infant to adult. May drop at the curb any day through Friday, Oct 21, after 4:00pm, or call Mary (Auxiliary President) for pickup.

Oct 22 will be distribution day (see event that date), so please search your closets for winter wear that you may not need any longer.


12:00 pm

50th Annual Western Illinois Threshers

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  50th Annual Western Illinois Threshers

August 4-6, 2017


1570 North County Road 900, Hamilton, Illinois

(2-1/2 miles north of Hamilton on Country Road 900) 


Family Fun, Free Parking, Thresher Food Stand and Other Food Vendors. 
Primitive Camping - $5.00 per weekend; primitive exhibitor camping free - 20 amp electricity - $5.00 per day: 30 amp electricity - $10.00 per day - phone 217-847-2259 for information. No bicycles allowed on grounds.

Golf carts & 4-­wheelers must obtain a permit from the Tractor Headquarters before operating on the grounds. (All drivers must be 16 or older.)
Pets must be on leashes at all times.

Daily Features:  Tractor Plowing, Steam Power Threshing, Pony Power Threshing, Straw Baling, Large & Small Sawmills, Corn Shelling, Stonemill Cornmeal Grinding, Blacksmithing, Rock Crushing, Gas Engines, Rail Handcar & Motorcar Display & Ride, Ladies Bazaar, Antique Household Items & Shop Tools, Quilting, Rug Weaving, Sheep Shearing, Woodworking, Crafts.

Grounds include Old Windmill, Schoolhouse, Log Cabins, TP&W Depots & Caboose, Grandstand, Museum Building, General Store, Print Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Post Office, Filling Station. Largest and most complete line of Gas Tractors, Cars, Trucks & Engines.