Picnic fundraiser features primitives, antique tractors

Enjoy a free picnic and looking at antique farm equipment while donating to a good cause? The Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment and Primitives Club’s annual fall meeting and picnic is slated for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Raymond and Mary Fenley’s home and bam at 640 E. Jernigan Road in Copper Canyon on the southeast corner of East Jernigan Road and Jernigan Road..

It’s the perfect combination for the entire family from grandchildren enjoying an afternoon picnic and to grandparents recollecting memories from days gone by.

The public is invited to see old tractors and antique farm equipment as well as Fenley’s museum barn filled with primitives, tools and other equipment.

The picnic, free to all members and visitors, includes a meal of fried chicken, tea and other drinks courtesy of the Fenley family. Members and guests are welcome to bring a side dish to share at the picnic but it is not required.

Last year, the club gave $1,500 in scholarships with $4,000 in scholarships provided this year. Members and guests are invited to bring items for the scholarship auction at 1 p.m.

In four years, donations from the public have generated more than $11,000 in scholarships, Fenley said.

“I am looking forward to seeing a lot of new faces at the picnic this year,” organizer Raymond Fenley said in a news release.

“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,” he added.

Contact Raymond Fenley at 940-241-2700. Items can be dropped off or pick-up can be arranged.

Donated items being sought this year include an old tractor still running, if possible, and horse-drawn equipment. Volunteers to help with the event are also welcome.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the club can accept donations with donors claiming their gifts as charitable deductions.

Check out the photos of the antique farm equipment on the club website at www.Texasplowboys.com.


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