Antique tractor club invites public to picnic

If you would like to take a gander at some interesting antique farm equipment and enjoy a free lunch, we have an event planned this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

The Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment and Primitives Club’s annual fall meeting and picnic will be this Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 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 antique farm equipment.  The Fenley’s museum barn will also be open displaying primitives, tools, and other equipment.

The picnic is free to all members and visitors.  It will include fried chicken, tea and other drinks, courtesy of the Fenley’s. Members and guests are welcome to bring a side dish to share at the picnic, but not required.

The GPS address is 640 E. Jernigan Rd, Copper Canyon, TX 75077 (southeast corner of E. Jernigan Rd and Jernigan Rd).

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.  Three years ago we gave one $500 scholarship, the next year two $500 scholarships, last year we gave three $500 scholarships and this time we hope to increase again.

We all try to bring something we do not need to this picnic and donate it for the scholarship auction which will start about 1 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.

This year we are raffling off a quilt that was donated and the tickets are $1 each.  A drawing will be held at the end of the auction.

I am extremely proud that our club is now a 501-C3 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

I am looking forward to seeing a lot of new faces at the picnic this year.

If anyone should ask me what was the most rewarding thing I have done in my life I would have to say it would be starting the establishment of the scholarship for kids and the helping to raise money for the fund.


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