Newville Lions Club Fair Tractor Pull

Saturday’s Tractor Pull at the Newville Lions Club Fair was held in memory of two Lions brothers, Merle E. Piper and Joseph E. Piper Sr. Pictured, presenting the check to the winner of the Farm Stock 4,500-pound weight class are, from left: Lions Club President Josh Anderson; Bill Piper, younger brother of Merle and Joe; Joe’s daughter, Chris Michaels; Class Winner Kenny Startzman of Gettysburg; and Startzman’s girlfriend, Courtney Kidwell.


The Enhanced 4,500-pound weight class and the Farm Stock 4,500-pound weight class of the Newville Lions Club Fair’s Tractor Pull on Saturday were dedicated in memory of Merle E. Piper and Joseph E. Piper Sr., respectively.

Merle, who passed away in January of 2009, was very instrumental in the beginning development of the Tractor Pulls at the Newville Lions Fairgrounds, as well as the overall improvement of the fairgrounds. In addition to being a Lion, he also pulled Massey Ferguson tractors from the Piper farm on Mount Rock Road.

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