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Duane Edwards, left, speaks to the audience at the DCTPA banquet Saturday night just after he was selected as member of the year by Joe Singer, also shown. At the next presentation, Edwards was announced as the second inductee into the local tractor pullers’ Hall of Fame.
GREENVILLE - Duane “Lum” Edwards not only won the Member of the Year award at Saturday night’s banquet of the Darke County Tractor Pullers Association (DCTPA), he was the second person to be inducted into the DCTPA Hall of Fame.
Edwards, who has announced numerous tractor pulls not only here in Darke County but at other pulls, received the first award from local member and president, Joe Singer, and the Hall of Fame honors from Allen Washburn of the National Tractor Pullers Association.
“He [the nominee] worked at Union City Body Co. and Workhorse before he retired in November [with 45-plus years],” said Singer. “He was one of our original members with Tony Schlechty, Dave Blocher, Estel Shaw, Tim Hart and Jim and Ellie Wilson. He was former president of the club.”