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David Backenstoes made ice cream five gallons at as time using a hit and miss engine for power. David Backenstoes made ice cream five gallons at as time using a hit and miss engine for power.
Cody Madtes keeps a sharp eye on his grill. Cody Madtes keeps a sharp eye on his grill.
Earl Muth is forming his hamburgers and said, “Hopefully they will be good,” a hope that tasters found realistic. Earl Muth is forming his hamburgers and said, “Hopefully they will be good,” a hope that tasters found realistic.
A lineup of tractors was awaiting the judges’ decision. Visitors were given tickets to place in a can for their favorite. A lineup of tractors was awaiting the judges’ decision. Visitors were given tickets to place in a can for their favorite.
A homemade wagon with a boy-doll driver and stuffed horses joined the lineup of tractors. A homemade wagon with a boy-doll driver and stuffed horses joined the lineup of tractors.
A table of costumy things gave Charlotte, Alexandria and Reagan Ford an opportunity to dress up before having their picture taken in the photo booth. A table of costumy things gave Charlotte, Alexandria and Reagan Ford an opportunity to dress up before having their picture taken in the photo booth.
Charlottte Ford exits the Crayola bounce castle. Charlottte Ford exits the Crayola bounce castle.
Ben Zoghby is trying for his second win in a row. Ben Zoghby is trying for his second win in a row.

Community Day held at Jacob’s Church

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com in Local News

Tents were set up for activities to be held outdoors and promptly blew down making it necessary to move many of the Community Day events at Jacob’s Church indoors.

Several people commented on the great smell coming from the grills. Ben Zoghby, last year’s winner, was back for a another try at coming in first with his ribs and chicken thighs with a secret sauce. Cody Madtes from Kempton offered meat balls, bacon and chicken. Earl Muth of Pleasant Corners was forming hamburgers but the great smell was soon coming from his grill also.

Zoghby does not cook at home so when he does it is an experience said his assistant.

Tickets were given to choose the people’s choice award for the tractors and grillers.

Charles and Ada Bennicoff had a homemade wagon driven by a boy doll and pulled by two stuffed horses, but they also had the real thing in the tractor lineup. An old 1950 Country Squire tractor was found in a junk yard 15 years ago.

There is a ledge along the front of the bounce house and that is where kids enjoyed walking, with parents running to get them down.

Tom and John Post were the first to provide musical entertainment. Tom played guitar and did vocals and John played drums. They were to be followed by Paul and Mary Good. Paul played guitar and both sang.