I want to make a special thank you to Ron and Ronda Lemler. They have put their hearts and souls into this event for the last seven years. Ron supplied us with literal tons of kiln dried hardwood chunks, perfect for every variety of gasifier. Ronda took charge of the food, working with the fairgrounds, and keeping the books down to the penny.
Most of you know there was a massive fire that took down the Lemlers’ pallet mill a couple years ago. Ron didn’t give up, he prayed about it and decided to rebuild at a smaller scale that he and Ronda can manage easily. He’s continued to bring wood, but his old supply is nearly gone. We need to come up with an alternative supply, or just have everyone bring extra to share.
Ron’s iconic woodgas truck has been in and out of the shop for the last couple of years. The oil pump screen got clogged with gasket material, and the entire engine needed a rebuild. He’s currently trying to get the bugs worked out of the woodgas supercharger. It didn’t make the show this year, but the hard working tractor was there, and Ron put in several hours of work moving wood around and giving hayrides.
Thank you Ron and Ronda, your years of work on this event have paid off in spades. We’re all very blessed (and a bit spoiled) by your efforts.