Antique tractor club to hold annual picnic

The Denton County Antique Tractor-Farm Equipment & Primitive Club’s annual 2012 fall meeting and picnic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Raymond and Mary Fenley’s home and barn in Copper Canyon.

The public is welcome to come and look at old tractors and large antique farm equipment.  The Fenley’s museum barn will also be open displaying primitives, tools, and other equipment items.

The picnic fare is free to all members and visitors.  It will include fried chicken, tea and water, and all plates, cups and utensils – courtesy of the Fenleys.  Members and guests are welcome to bring a side dish to share at the picnic, but it is not required.

The address is 640 East Jernigan Rd, Copper Canyon, TX 75077 (southeast corner of East Jernigan Rd and Jernigan Rd.  East Jernigan Rd. runs east from Chinn Chapel Rd.  Jernigan Rd. runs north from FM 407.)

As a club, we may not be growing in membership, but we are growing in what we do as a contribution to Denton County’s young people.

Two years ago we gave a $500 scholarship to a Pilot Point high school graduate in his second year of college.  Last March we gave a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating Marcus High School senior in Flower Mound. 

We all try to bring something we don’t need to this picnic and donate it for the scholarship auction which will start about 1:30 p.m. 

If you read this article, you are invited to come out, join us for lunch, look, visit, and buy at the auction.  If you want to help a college bound high school senior and would like to donate an item for the scholarship auction, please call me at (940) 241-2700.  You can drop the item off at my home or I will pick it up.

I am extremely proud that our club is now a 501-C-3 non-profit organization.  This means that all donations – scholarship money, auction items, primitive tools, and farm equipment – can be written off on your annual income tax return as a charitable deduction.

Many photos of our antique farm equipment are on the Club website at

Depending on the weather, we may or may not have our traditional “very slow” parade of antique tractors through the Woodlands Subdivision in Copper Canyon.


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