The 10th annual Dysart Old Iron Days and tractor cruise were held July 27-28. The event coincided with the Tama-Benton Co-op's 100 year anniversary.
The festivities kicked off on Friday night with a vintage machinery display, a car show, and food available by the Dysart Lions Club. The band Sugar and Spice performed a variety of songs at the open park shelter. Friday's festivities ended with a car cruise through Dysart.
A variety of vendors set up in the park both Friday and Saturday, including Witt Wood and Lawn Garden Crafts, run by Virgil Witt of Belle Plaine, Bowers Best, run by Janice Bowers of Independence, Sharon and Marvin Haack of Waterloo, Alicia Aldrich of Dysart, and Shawn Grimm of Dysart, who was raising money for a Haitian adoption. Many of these vendors have been selling at the event for a number of years.
Here, part of the car cruise that highlighted Friday’s festivities at Old Iron Days 2012 rolls through town. For all the Old Iron Days and Tama-Benton Co-op 100 year anniversary photos, turn to page 2 of this week’s Reporter!
The Dysart Lions offered a biscuits with gravy and sweet rolls breakfast on Saturday morning prior to the Great Tractor Ride. Those in the tractor ride returned to the Dysart City Park in the evening for a giant tenderloin supper. Following the supper, participants adjourned to the Tama-Benton Co-op's new Agronomy Center for a Barn Dance.