Published: Saturday, 09 April 2016 17:19
CENTERBURG - The Stanley and Anna Williams family suffered an incredible loss on February 20, 2016, when their 12,000-square-foot barn burned. The loss included 20 feeder cattle, a goat, two tractors, hay and straw. But the loss that seemed like family to folks in the Centerburg area were the three draft horses - JR, Doc and Bill - who were part of the teams that pulled the hayrides at the Oldtime Farming Festival for more than 20 years.
One section of the barn at 6179 Graham Road, just north of Five Corners, was built in 1890. Fire investigators said there was so much damage to the barn that it was impossible to determine the cause, but it was thought to be electrical. The loss was estimated to be $200,000. Firefighters from 10 departments pumped 90,000 gallons of water into the fire without much effect.
A benefit is being planned for Sunday, April 17, at the Centerburg Conservation Club, 5680 Sycamore Road. Starting time is 3:00 p.m. with a hog roast at 4:00, admission by donation.
The list of activities and events includes a Poker Run starting at Wyandot Golf Course with registration beginning at 10:00 a.m., a Trap Shoot starting at noon, a raffle for door prizes (which are still being collected), a Gun Raffle, and a Bass Fishing Tournament with registration starting at noon. Flat-out donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will go to the Williams family to help them rebuild.
Contacts include Dave Griffith at 614-400-5262, Beth Hardin at 740-594-4625, Kathy Griffith at 740-358-6038 and Dennis Bartley at 740-627-1398. Facebook page is www.facebook.com/Williams-Family-Benefit-206763093017562/
Two of the Williams family draft horses are shown here pulling a stagecoach in the Oldtime Farming Festival parade in 2007. The photo from the Festival file was sent in by Ruthie Kreidler. The stagecoach was built by John Eley for Bob Newton, who at that time was president of the Festival. Sitting atop the stagecoach, from left, are Stanley'Williams, Newton's grandson Colton Hill and Donna Williams, Stanley's daughter-in-law. (Festival file photo)
Published: Saturday, 09 April 2016 10:39
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