Nickles loves helping her hometown

Published 11:39 pm Saturday, November 13, 2010

Alicia Nickles poses beside her stand at the West Dallas Antique Tractor Show. Nickles is always willing to lend a helping hand for festivals. -- Rick Couch photo

The West Dallas Antique Tractor Show has grown each year thanks to the efforts of numerous volunteers.

And one volunteer in particular, event organizer Karen Grimes said, always goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Orrville native Alicia Nickles, who secures donations, auction items and sponsors for the show, said the show is an important part of her town and her life.

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“I love to help out because this is something that brings people back to Orrville,” she said. “We get to see people we went to school with and at the same time, it helps the fire department.”

Grimes said Nickels works tirelessly every year to make sure everything is in place.

“She is wonderful,” she said. “She is always right there and ready to help out. She is a tremendous help to getting everything together.”

Helping her hometown thrive, Ms. Nickles said, is like helping an old friend.

‘I grew up here,” she said. “I’ve been here my whole life. It’s always my pleasure to help.”

The show has expanded through the years to include cakewalks, a number of vendors, door prizes and competitions for tractors and antique cars.

Nickles, Grimes said, has been a huge part of that growth.

– Rick Couch, news editor

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