Lure of dirt draws pullers


Engines revved and smoked, hamburger patties sizzled on the grill and all around people were smiling, laughing and having fun at the annual Nordheim Tractor Pull/May Feast held this weekend on the grounds of the historic Nordheim Shooting Club hall.  This year’s event was blessed with beautiful weather and was significant in that it coincided with the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the historical marker, which was held on May 21, 1989.
Longtime Nordheim ISD teacher and retiree, Joyce Ann Warwas, was present for the festivities, despite wearing a neck brace and being assisted with walking by her husband, Bernard.  “It’s like Western Days,” Joyce Ann said, referring to Nordheim May Feast.  “It only comes once a year, but this sleepy little town comes alive.”
Meanwhile,  another longtime Nordheim ISD teacher, coach and retiree, Patricia Garcia, sat in the dining hall kitchen where she was patiently shredding lettuce for the hamburger stand on Saturday afternoon.  “We’ve been at it since Thursday,” Garcia said, her tired expression breaking into a satisfied smile.
Throughout the weekend, the line at the hamburger booth was never ending with the grill constantly full of frying patties.  Garcia estimates thousands of hamburgers were prepared and sold at the event.  The line was still evident even after the tractor pull concluded on Saturday night.  In all areas of the event, Nordheim newcomers and old-timers worked side-by-side to put on a great show.
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