ALLIANCE - The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association is an antique pulling club. The club held their 2012 Awards Banquet at the Mile Branch Grange in Alliance recently and plaques were presented to the top three pullers in each class.
Participants for the pulling season were from Ohio, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
There were new and young pullers in the line-up this season. Brandon Handy, pulled an Oliver 66, won a lot of his pulls, and placed second in the 2750A and 3000A classes. Sean McKarns, used an Oliver 88 and won a pull in the 6000A class before the year was over.
Brandon Handy, a resident of Berlin Center, and Sean McKarns, a resident of Kensington participated in the The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association antique pulling club. (Photo submitted)
Harrison Kiko drove a John Deere GM and was real consistent in each of his classes.
A special award was presented to Harold Sanor.
Sanor has participated in tractor pulls for 65 years and has always used Farmall tractors. He is still very competitive by placing third in the 4500A class and first in 5000A this year with his Farmall 300.
Several door prizes were handed out with the grand prize, a shelf unit, won by Dan and Karen Hawk.
The club thanks vice-president, Jim Elder, for making the shelf unit, the plaques and several of the door prizes.
The clubs thank all the volunteers who helped at the pull events this year. The club also thanks Mile Branch Grange for the wonderful banquet meal.
The club holds meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the North Georgetown Fire Hall.
Anyone interested is invited to these meetings.
For information, visit www.ccata.squarespace.com or call 330-565-2771 or 330-277-7581.