People can enjoy a weekend of festivities and fun during the 53rd annual reunion of the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club that will be taking place from July 29-31.
Some of the activities will include a flea market, plowing with steam engines, and a craft display. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as well with the gates opening at 8 a.m.
Those who attend will be able to enjoy a display of over 30 steam engines of varying sizes, antique gas and oil tractors and stationary engines. Additionally, there will be a performance from Red Cedar River Cloggers on Saturday.
The event not only provides displays and entertainment for those into steam engines and threshers but it also provides a way to bring the community together around an industry that is a part of the heritage of Mason.
Other community activities include Methodist Church Blood Drive on Friday 6:45 a.m.-11 a.m. and the Farmers Market on Saturday from 9a.m.-1p.m.
I think the fact that Mason centers a great deal of their activities around church as well as history is an indication of this community’s desire to maintain traditions and preserve the past. This sentiment is also evident in the aesthetics involved in the architecture of the downtown area.