Volunteer writing book about history of Farm Show

Written by Ben Allen and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 19, 2014 6:43 AM

Photo by witf/Colette Clark

(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is readying for it's next event, now that the 98th Farm Show recently ended.

But, this year's show will soon live on in a book.

Mary Klaus of Hummelstown, a dedicated volunteer who has worked 35 farm shows, is writing a detailed account of the extravaganza, with a look at its history, trivia questions, and archival photographs.

She also wants to dispel some myths about the show.

"It's a big snow job, pardon the pun, that people say it snows every day of every Farm Show.

"That's so untrue.

"It's January, you don't expect it to be tropical, yet people around here act like it's surprising that it's Farm Show weather. There is no Farm Show weather any more than there is Fourth of July weather. It's just the time of year." 

Klaus says the book should be out in time for the 100th show in 2016.

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