Trac­tors, cars to roll in for an­nual show

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Elisha Morrison el­[email protected]­ton­courier.com

The sixth an­nual Sa­line County Trac­tor and Car Show is sched­uled from 8 a.m. to

4 p.m. May 25, at New Life Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 10765 Sam­ples Rd. in Alexan­der.

There is no cost for show en­tries and ad­mis­sion is free for pa­trons as well.

“We have it for fel­low­ship and a good time,” said or­ga­nizer Jim Bar­ber. “Bring any trac­tor or car you want.”

Con­ces­sions will be for sale to ben­e­fit Brazil Mis­sion.

“They will serve fan­tas­tic burg­ers and food,” Bar­ber said.

The event will fea­ture a slow trac­tor race, trac­tor games — such as a bar­rel roll — live mu­sic from lo­cal mu­si­cians and a pa­rade.

Bar­ber said the church has 17 acres of space to use for park­ing cars and trac­tors for the show.

There will be tro­phies and prizes awarded for cat­e­gories such as best in show and fur­thest trav­eled.

Each year there are typ­i­cally a wide va­ri­ety of trac­tors and an­tique and mod­ern cars.

“We have beau­ti­ful trac­tors and a lot of the old ‘pop­pin’ john­nies,’” Bar­ber said.

He added peo­ple come from Beebe, Arkadelphi­a, Du­mas and Nashville for this show each year. He also hopes to see many locals at the show.

Bar­ber plans to have a Thomas The Train for chil­dren at the event.

He wants chil­dren and adults to know they are wel­come to at­tend.

The sponsors for the event are Down Home Restau­rant, River Val­ley Trac­tor, Qual­ity Auto Parts, Su­pe­rior Tro­phies and Everett Buick GMC.

“This is a strict pro­mo­tion and fel­low­ship for an­tique trac­tors and an­tique cars,” Bar­ber said.

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