Mapleton Twp. – The annual Wellington County Plowing Match was held here this year at the farm of Doug and Sharon Weber.
In Class 1A, the horse class, the top finishers were Cecile Wells, of Paris; Kathleen MacRobbie, Norman Craigie, and Andrew MacRobbie, all of Mount Forest.
In Class 2, tractors, two furrow open, the top plowers were Shawn Brodhaecker, Cambridge; Carson Brown Elmira; Mark Broadhaecker, Ayr; Carman Weppler, Clifford; and Barry De Teer, Thornton.
In Class 10, tractors, ladies, the top finishers were Hellen Moffat, Drayton, and Heather Darrington, Maryhill.
In Class 11A, antique tractors and trail plows, the top plowers were Ken O’Brien, Midhurst; Dennis Royle, Branchton; Richard Augustino, Kilworthy; Jack Nixon, Hagersville; Jim Cox, Innerkip; Winston Roberts, Toronto; Robert Dickson, Cookstown; Paul Timbers, Tilford; and Howard Timbers, Aurora.
In Class 11B, antique tractors and mounted plows, the winners were Don Numikhoven, Cambridge, and Les Darrington, Elora;
In Class 12, roll over plows, the top finisher was Bert Berjens, Parkhill.
In the special classes, Norman Craigie won the horse class, and Carman Weppler won the tractor class.
There were two contestants for Queen of the Furrow who competed: Paige Burgess, of Harriston, and Cassandra Chornoboy, of Rockwood.
Organizers said attendance was down because the previous few weeks had been wet, and many were busy taking off their harvest .
Organizers thanked the Drayton United Church women for providing a roast beef dinner served at Robert and Nadine Peel’s.
The awards night and crowning of the Queen of the Furrow will take place at the annual Wellington County Plowman’s Banquet at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora on Oct. 17 at 7pm.
Tickets are available from any director of the Plowmen’s Association.