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2012 Entertainer Casey Jones

Kacie James of Montgomery got to meet the Singer Casey James back stage at the Turkey Trot just before the big show on Saturday night. Kacie James who graduated of Barr-Reeve is now a student at USI in Evansville. A large crowd turned out Saturday night for the show on the main stage. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr) Ryan Knepp, Christian Duncheon & Dr. Adam Traylor. (Picture by


Mud Volley Ball Winners

Pictured above is the winning team of the 2012 Mud Volley Ball at the Turkey Trot on Saturday. The team name is Flounder Pounders and they are repeat winners from last year. Team members are: Front (L-R) Lincoln Knepp, Lindsey Knepp, Lindsey Wirtz & Jamie Knepp. Back Row (L-R) Ryan Wirtz, Ryan Knepp, Christian Duncheon & Dr. Adam Traylor. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)

Greg Taylor "Pullin 4 LaRita" in the Tractor Pull

Shown above is Greg Taylor of the Alfordsville Area as he drives his tractor in the Turkey Trot Tractor Pull last Thursday night. Greg Taylor pulling his Ford tractor named "Pullin' for LaRita" named in honor of his wife LaRita who continues to recover from a head-on automobile accident from October of 2011. After a time away form the circuit the Taylors now continue to be active in tractor pulling. (Picture by Sarah Walton)


Dennis Walton Drives in Tractor Pull

Shown above is Dennis Walton pulling Ford 9700 in the Montgomery Turkey Trot on Thursday night of last week. Dennis Walton participates in tractor pulling events in central and southern Indiana as well as Kentucky. The event drew a large crowd as well as a large group of participant form across the Midwest. (Picture by Sarah Walton)tractor pulling. (Picture by Sarah Walton) ell

Photo Finish to Remember!

It was nearly a photo finish as you can see the white line on the ground as Aaron Tinkle edged out Sarah Graber by a nose in the Championship Turkey Race on Sunday at Montgomery. It could not have been much closer as Tinkle finished in a time of 26:78 just one second ahead of Graber. Aaron Tinkle was the Defending Champion from last year. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.) finish may have been one of the closest in the Turkey Trot record books. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)


Finishers in the Turkey Race

Pictured above is the top three finishers in the Championship Turkey Race on Sunday at the Turkey Trot. Shown here is the winner Aaron Tinkle, (left) Sarah Graber, second place (center) and Amia Stoll, third place (right). Standing behind the three top finishers is Brad Traylor the President of the Montgomery Ruritan Club who presented the Championship Trophy. This Turkey Race finish may have been one of the closest in the Turkey Trot record books. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)

Pig Wrestling Teams

Picture above is one of the Pig Wrestling teams as they put the pig on the tire and finish with a good time. Joe Robinson, an official in the pit is seen holding his hand in the air and blowing the whistle as the crowd gives the kids a big hand. The Pig wrestling has become a big item on Sunday at the Turkey Trot and draws a big crowd. The Turkey Trot once again had good crowds and on Saturday and Sunday it was like a beautiful Fall Day. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.) was like a beautiful Fall Day. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr


Champion Turkey Racer

Pictured above is Champion Turkey Racer Aaron Tinkle (No. 3) as he is presented the Championship trophy by Ruritan President Brad Traylor after the Championship race on Sunday at the Montgomery Turkey Trot. Tinkle who started at Post 3 in the Championship race just edged out Sarah Graber for the Championship trophy. Aaron is the son of Kevin and Liz Tinkle of Montgomery and is a third grader at Barr-Reeve. He was also the Championship Turkey Racer in 2011. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)

Horse Pull Champion

Pictured above is the winner team of Horses along with their crew after the Horse Pull on Saturday. The Horse Pull was moved to the Dinky Center because of the rain from Friday night. As it turned out it was a beautiful day and a large crowd turned out for the Horse Pull at Dinky's as the team owned by Joe Edwards of Crawfordsville was the winner. Chris Hatfield of Cromwell Ky. was the runner-up team. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.) Dean Miller representing the Montgomery Ruritan Club and Dennis Glade from the Washington Times Herald. In front is Conan Shake son of Dewayne Shake who was representing WAMW Radio. John Dosch was the winner with a time of 21:35. (Picture by Loui


Media Race Participants

Shown above is members of the media who participated in the Media Turkey Race this past Thursday Night. From Left to right is John Dosch from WWBL Radio who won the Media Race for the 7th time in the last 8 years. Next to him is Barry Strong from the Loogootee Tribune who came in 2nd, Ty Hunter a DJ for WBDC Radio who came in 3rd place, Crystal Mills from WITZ in Jasper, Dean Miller representing the Montgomery Ruritan Club and Dennis Glade from the Washington Times Herald. In front is Conan Shake son of Dewayne Shake who was representing WAMW Radio. John Dosch was the winner with a time of 21:35. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)

5 K Race Winnders

Pictured above is the winners by division of the 5-K race that was held on Saturday Morning at the Turkey Trot. Here is a list of the winners and not necessarily in the order in which they are standing in this picture. Shown here (Right to Left) Alyssa Robertson, (Colts Cheerleader from Cannelburg) Top women over 40 Karen Mathias, Top Man over 40 and overall winner Michael Kern, woman 31-40 Michelle Craig, Man 31-40 Clint Young, man 21-30 Brandt Petty, Women 21-30 Emily Swartzentruber not pictured, women 16-20 Elaina Kavanaugh, Man 16-20 Donald Schepers, women 15-under Alyssa Knepp not pictured, man 15-under Curtis Tucker. The Run started at the the Gasthof Village and went thru Montgomery and ended at the Turkey Trot Grounds. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)


Barr Reeve Chorus

SShown here is the Barr-Reeve Chorus as it lined up for a picture just prior to them singing the National Anthem at the Demo Derby Sunday at the Turkey Trot. Picture here is First row: (L-R) – Krystal Tinkle, Paige Dant, Briona Miller, Lynnette Gerkin, Kara Nicholson, Shania Yokem, Morgan Yoder, Kaylyn Jones, Kirsten Purdue, Kaitlin Schultheis, Chanell Yoder, Mrs. Joyce Hawkins. Back Row (L-R) – Leah Ashby, Kendra Yoder, Breanna Traylor, Sarah Chaney, Jeremy Graber, Logan James, Jon McMullen, Trevor Yoder, Allison Swartzentruber, Bethany Knepp, Jenna Knepp, Allison Hoover, Megan Wagler. The Chorus also sang the National Anthem prior to the start of the Tractor Pull on Thursday Night. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)the start of the Trac the start of the Trac

Demo Mini-Car Winners

Pictured above is the presentation of the Championship Trophy to the first place winner of the Demo "Mini Car"and the Runner-up trophy. Shown here is(L-R) Tim Showalter Demo Official, Trey Ramsey the winner of the Demo Mini and Leo Barley Demo Official, Ethan Wagler Runner-Up and Vaughn Graber Demo Official. Under Fall skies the weather was excellent after the rain on Friday night as near record crowds turned out once again for the Festival. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)



Demo Winner

Pictured above is Chad Stoll (2nd from left) the Demo winner at the Montgomery Turkey Trot this past Sunday. In second place was Ryan Decker (4th from left) and in the third place was TJ Howell (2nd from right). Also pictured and making the presentation was Demo Officials was Vaughn Graber (Left) Leo Barley (3rd from Left) and Tim Showalter (right). Another large crowd attended the Demo and proved to be another exciting finish. (Picture by Louis Kavanaugh Jr.)

2012 Service Award Winners

Pictured above is the 2012 Montgomery Turkey Trot Service Award winners after the presentation on the main stage Saturday night at the Montgomery Turkey Trot. The presentation was made just prior to the Casey James Show on the main stage. Service Award Winners are Dale Foster (Center) and Bob Miller (right) and Turkey Trot Chairman Dewayne Shake (left), who made the presentation. Each year the club honors members who have given service not only to the club, but to the community and both men have gone beyond the call of duty. Dale Foster served as Park Manager for many years will Bob Miller was aformer President of The Montgomery Ruritan Club and former Ruritan Park Board Member.


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