Here is the Lawn and Garden line-up for this year's Orange Spectacular...
December 6 - Twenty-nine (29) years ago, a big change happened in the construction and agricultural world....Allis Chalmers closes the doors - December 6, 1985....Last Allis- Chalmers off assembly line in West Allis was a 6070 in 1985....Now it is the respondsibility of tractor clubs, including the Upper Midwest A-C Club, to maintain the presence of Allis-Chalmers to remind the experienced generation and show the younger generation the past years of agricultural processes still are maintained by what the Allis-Chalmers pioneers gave us before that sad day of December 6, 1985....It is somewhat of a relief to see that the Allis-Chalmers heartbeat (Agco) still beats quietly within other generations of the agriculatural field. Feel free to add any comments to our forum on this website.
November 9th - If you were not at our fall banquet last night, you missed a dandy! Below are some of our guests
enjoyed themselves. Dick and his wife attended the 23rd fall banquet. Above, Scott Overgaard gets a plate of snacks during our social hour. The fall banquet is a "mans thing"...NOT at all. There are just as many ladies as men.
The fall banquet is for one and all to come and enjoy the camaraderie of the new and well seasoned members. So many stories to share of the present and past. It was a great evening! An evening of so many door prizes for everyone, too!
Lots of stories told between friends! Jane Carlson enjoys a glass of orange punch. Above, tractor pulling stories are too.
Our guests were able to see a collage of pictures showing the beginning to the completion of the Upper Midwest machine shed which was built at the McLeod County Fairgrounds storing members show machinery and tractors.
Joan Paulson, Ladies Activities Coordinator sells scholarship raffle tickets and club merchandise. The quilt, Joan bought from one of many show vendors. Dorthea Paul donated a print she painted for the scholarship fund. We are working with Dorthea to develop an Orange Spectacular 25th Anniversary print. Dorthea paints pictures fro AGCO and other brands. She is a very talented lady!
October 26 - I have still have a survey looking for you input. Please take a moment to help us plan the future. Click on the link and add your opinion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHDMYSQ
Upcoming Show - Platte County Steam and Gas Engine Show, Platte County Fairgrounds, Tracy, Missouri 64079
August 14,15,16, 2015
FEATURING ALLIS CHALMERS TRACTORS Contact Jerry Hagg at 816-806-1957 for more information
August 7 - You may have heard the toys are in the mail or you may have received your new Model 100 combine. We hope you have a new toy which is not broken. We have had about ten (10) calls regarding broken toys. The majority of these ten (10) have a part broken on the unloading auger due to the manufacture's packing procedures. If you find that yours has a broken part, please contact: Spec-Cast...(800) 844-8067 extension 248...and let Angel know your problem. She will take care of the issue. We are sorry for any inconveniences this has created. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, we apologize for any issues you have experienced. For more information regarding the Longshoreman strike, please read at http://www.ilwu.org/ International Longshore and Warehouse Union.