Vintage farm vehicles parade through city

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Country came to town the first weekend in June.

Greenville's very first Antique Tractor Parade proved a success in the Camellia City, with nearly 50 John Deeres, Farmalls, Fords, International Harvesters and other vintage farm vehicles participating in the event.

According to organizers, folks from no less than five counties – Butler, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery – brought their old-time vehicles for the parade down Commerce St.

&#8220We were pleased to see such a good turnout for the first parade,” Virginia Branum, wife of parade co-organizer Eddie Branum, said.

The event was sponsored by Old Time Farm Day, which returns to Butler County and the McClure Farm on Halso Mill Road on Saturday, October 28, 2006.

The event will once again offer exhibits and demonstrations of old time ways, including quilting, milking, plowing, blacksmithing and much, much more for folks of all ages to enjoy.

&#8220Old Time Farm Day really started out on a small scale as a county event…but after our second one (last fall), we got so many calls from out-of-town people who wanted to thank us for offering such a family-friendly, fun day,” Branum said. &#8220It's a lot of work, but it's worth it.”

For more information about, or to participate in, the upcoming Old Time Farm Day, contact Eddie Branum at 382-3523 or Carey Thompson at 382-2295.