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New London Park Board prepares for Firelands Labor Day Festival

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 2, 2019 at 10:00 PM

NEW LONDON — The members of the New London Park Board are working hard to prepare for the Firelands Labor Day Festival.

In a recent meeting, Steve Ball, Bryan Clime, Bill Curtis, Adam Gullett, Davina Sipes and Brian Speicher were elected to the executive committee. Ball is the chairman and Sipes is the secretary.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. each Monday night at the New London Recreation Park. Anyone willing to volunteer in some capacity is encouraged to attend to help make this the best Firelands Festival ever. Also, donations and sponsorships are being sought.

In other New London news, the 24th annual F.A.R.M. (Firelands Area Restorers of Machines) show July 26 through 28 at the New London Recreation Park was a big success.

Visitors saw Oliver Hart-Parr and Cockshutt machinery displays, as well as other makes and models. Other activities included tractor games, a garden tractor fun pull, power wheels derby, kiddie pedal pull, flea market, demonstrations and the always popular pie auction.

Members of the Ashland Model Railroad & Rail Fans Club set up several exhibits and special guests at the show were members of the Buckeye Wheel Horse Collectors Club.

Prize winners were Josh Myers, Larry Reilly and Howard Rosekelly. Winners in the kiddie pedal pull were Peyton Dendinger, Korbyn Liss and Zack Smith.

Proceeds from the auction and show are used for scholarships and other community service activities. F.A.R.M. meetings take place at the North Fairfield Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

Club officers are: President Paul Lortcher, vice president Dan Mahl, secretary Jeff Scheid and treasurer Pam Frisch. The directors are Bob Hamer, Gene Kurzen and Steve Metro.

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