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Egg hunts, farm toys and revving up for tractor pulls

March 30, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

Egg hunts, old-fashioned egg dying, farm-toy collectibles, a benefit auction and tractor-pull testing are among the activities at Washington County Agricultural Education Center this weekend.

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum is holding its spring open house 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, says Leslie Hendrickson, museum administrator.

Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club is holding its second annual Agriculture & Transportation Toy Show at the Ag Center's exhibition building on Saturday, organizers say.

There also will be test and tune events for tractor pullers at the Ag Center.

Activities for the weekend include:

The museum is hosting egg hunts for different age groups on Saturday, but they already are booked with about 200 children signed up. Those registered should bring a container for children's goodies and eggs.

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Old-fashioned egg coloring and dying, using onion skins, will be taught at the museum to all ages Sunday anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Call the Washington County Recreation Department at 240-313-2808 by noon Friday to register.

The museum's opening exhibit for the year features Keedysville artist Margaret Gonano's decorative eggs, including ostrich, emu, rhea, goose and dove eggs.

The museum also will have an art exhibit about rural life in Washington County and artwork by Washington County Public Schools students. Artwork will remain on display through Monday, April 24.

Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club is holding its second annual Agriculture & Transportation Toy Show in the Ag Center's exhibition building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Admisssion is $2, adults; $1.50, seniors; free for ages 12 and younger.

The show will feature 20 vendors, including a national vendor who is expected to bring a 6 1/2-foot-long wooden replica of a Mack truck and trailer, says Dean Lowry, club board member. The show also will have antique and modern farm and transportation toys on display and many for sale.

The toy show will host a benefit auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the family of Paul Rodney Cover, a Greencastle, Pa.-area farm toy vendor who died Tuesday. The proceeds will be given to his widow to help pay for medical and funeral expenses, Lowry says. A variety of items will be auctioned, including baked goods and farm toys.

The Washington County Tractor Pullers Association is giving tractor pullers an opportunity to test and tune up for the season from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday. Spectators are welcome. The test and tune costs $20 for tractor pullers.




If you go ...



WHAT: Washington County Rural Heritage Museum spring open house; Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club's Agriculture & Transportation Toy Show; and the Washington County Tractor Pullers Association testing and tuning tractors

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2

WHERE: Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike.

COST: Free, donations accepted.

DIRECTIONS: The museum is about eight miles south of Hagerstown on Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike).

MORE: For more information about the open house, call 240-313-2839 or go to www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.

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