The Buckeye Oliver Collectors 19th annual banquet was held November 10 at the Der Dutchman in Plain City. The day was filled with excitement as the room was filled with our largest crowd ever, 104 members! Raffle tickets were being sold, door prizes were out and the excitement of seeing old friends flourished. The day was kicked off with Lyn Parker delivering an excellent prayer. Our dinner was again a fine meal and I’m sure everyone ate too much. President Larry started the meeting with his now traditional board member roll call being answered by each coming to the podium and telling us about their year. This has turned from a fear of getting up there to “let to tell you a story”; I think each enjoyed their time talking and I know everyone enjoyed hearing from them. Larry’s messages were all positive for the year with a great picnic, summer show in Greenville and Farm Science Review. He also told us we have a new record membership at 165. Door prizes were given out throughout the meeting. The Life Time Achievement Award was given to Jim McKenzie who was surprised and honored. The Members of the Year went to Don and Joann Kopp for all their exceptional efforts this year; congratulations all! Lastly we draw the raffle winners. The 1st place Purple Pedal tractor was won by Emma Fetter, the 2nd place Mighty Tow tractor was won by Jon Bible and the 3rd place Oliver flag was won by Paul Coonfare. We can’t wait to see what exciting things will be happening in 2019 for our 20th Anniversary year.