Members returned to the Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum for all 13 days of the 2023 New York State Fair demonstrating just that! No electric power, just human power! We were not there in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Museum remained closed in 2021. We returned in 2022 and again in 2023 to show how farmers and other artisans used tools like chisels, planes, saws, treadle scroll saws, treadle lathes, spring pole lathes, and even the shaving horse to make furniture, bowls, toys, or whatever 100 years ago! We had a wider variety of workbench demonstrations, more tops, and new flooring for the demonstrators to create festive and educational demonstrations for Museum visitors. Again, over 50 members from age 11 to 85 participated in our demonstrations. Check out the staff photos below for most of the members who volunteered for 2023! This year we had 12 great prizes (see photo below) in our raffle with monies received from these sales used by the club to fund a new scholarship program and other club educational programs. Again, members stepped up to make tops that are sold to the public. This year we added scrolled and laser-cut tops to the sales area. We sold almost 700 tops and all proceeds from the sales will be split between Make a Wish CNY and Sleep in Heavenly Peace Syracuse. Many thanks to all who stepped up to donate raffle items, make tops, setup our demonstration area, volunteered during the 13 days, and then helped clear out our area on the Tuesday after the Fair ended. We are looking forward to demonstrating during the 2024 NYS Farm Show (February 22-24) and the 2024 NYS Fair (August 21-September 2)!