Power Reunion

Ken Smith of New Enterprise waits for the start of the tractor parade at the Southern Cove Power Reunion in 2019.

The 30th annual Southern Cove Power Reunion Show will be held Friday through Sunday, with some modifications to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus-related restrictions.

“We’re complying with CDC regulations, but we’re trying to not go too far over top,” said Jessica Bothell of the reunion.

“I think it’s going to be pretty big this year.”

The virus pandemic actually worked in the event’s favor this year.

Each year, a model of tractor is featured, and this year will be Massey Harris. Because of the virus a number of events have been canceled, so Bothell said a Friends of Masse — with at least 70 tractors The daily highlight of the event will be a tractor parade at 1 p.m.

Some other daily events will include:

• Threshing grain-bailing straw demonstration.

• Binder corn and chopping corn.

• Tractor games and flea markets.

• Saw mill-shingle mill.

• Garden tractors (hit and miss) engines.

• Apple cider pressing.

• Homemade apple butter.

• Basket raffle.

An antique tractor pull will be held Friday at 5 p.m., while a classic and stock pull will be held Saturday, also at 5 p.m.

A children’s pedal pull will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Along with tractors and other farm equipment, the reunion is known for its food.

That won’t change this year, but some of the arrangements will because of the pandemic.

Food at the Reunion’s kitchen will be available daily from lunchtime to 8 p.m., slightly pared down from the past. In addition, a number of other vendors will be available.

Bothell said that it is requested that those getting food wear face coverings at the window.

A chicken barbecue will be held Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. each day, and an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be held Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m.

A church service will be held Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

All events are held at the Power Reunion Grounds, 145 Cave Road, 1 mile west of New Enterprise.

Contact Paul Rowan at prowan@bedfordgazette.com, 623-1151, ext. 140.

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