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The Amish of Ethridge website is under the umbrella of The Progeny Adventure Group LLC who owns and distributes the content shown in this website. Mike and Josh are the main controlling members of The Progeny Adventure Group LLC and want to show the areas Amish people in a way that would attract visitors to come see them and have fun in Lawrence county and the surrounding area. This should make since being the "progeny" means kids and "adventure" and "group" mean the website companies under the umbrella all have adventure with kids as a central theme!
About our team
About the author - Michael Pilkinton
Mike is the main owner with a majority share in the company and all of the websites under the Progeny Adventure Group LLC . When his wife Tara had a 1 pound 13 ounce baby daughter Alana that spent 89 days in the NICU, he knew that parenting was a huge task and one not to be taken lightly. His passion turned into questions that led him to find answers from his 24 years of working in engineering to be applied to parenting with a purpose!
About the author - Josh Brown
Josh is the only son of an Army special forces father who was on a mission to keep Josh in line. He had to miss several fun things with his friends to mow grass or paint for others. He was a janitor who decided he needed to be teaching rather than mopping the floor. So he went to Trevecca University and received a masters in business science. Josh's father died before seeing him walk the stage or see his son David being born and this makes him want to be a great father.
Growing up in Ethridge
So how do we know anything about the Amish in Ethridge? Mike grew up on 109 High Avenue across the street from his grandparents Henry and Louise Pilkinton and nextdoor from his uncle Donald that everyone called "Hopsing". Across from him was his great grandmother Lillian Wright who was a Dickson before she married. Mike would walk with his grandpa Henry to the Amish on Indiana Avenue and toward South Brace where the majority of Amish lived. They were friends with the Amish and Mike grew up around them. Josh would grow up in Lawrenceburg but befriended people in school who lived in the Amish community as English people. The Amish boys would also hang out with them so Josh got to know them as he grew up and out of school.
High Avenue was beside a store and the Farmer Co-Op feed store . The Amish buggies would bring a constant clopping of horse hooves on the road that would make us look out to see them.
Mike's dad who was also called Mike but had a different middle name to avoid the senior and junior titles was a feisty youth who would play tricks on the Amish people. Along with his brother Hopsing, they had a race car and would drag race at what is now the Ethridge Motorsports Park just down from where they lived. They have many stories to tell about Ethridge and the mischief they got into. In a way this website was easy to write and explain since the places and features are just like it was years ago. Time doesn't move things along here and the most common response we get from visitors is "It seems like I went back in Time" when they visitors tell us of their journey.
We hope you trust us with our opinions on this website and our many others. We have been all over the state of Tennessee visiting every Amish and Mennonite community to give visitors the best information. The traveling is nice but we must get back to writing and recording videos and live shows to give another perspective in our hopes to give you the best information possible.
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There are new produce added at the Plowboy Produce Auction as squash, blueberries, zucchini, and green beans join the sale. Be looking for them in the community if you are not buying from the auction. We included a copy of their market report and recommend buying from the auction that starts at 1pm for bidding. It is free to get a number and bid as this is fun once you get the hang of it! They open every Monday-Wednesday-Friday of each week so please see their page here if you would like to see more about the Plowboy Produce Auction. https://www.facebook.com/plowboyproduceauction #amishmennonitetn
The Plowboy Produce Auction is today at 1pm and the Amish Country Smoke House has homemade bratwurst sausages and a musical guest on Saturday so stop in this weekend. Bob's Cafe is open in their new section and the Amish Welcome Center would love to put you behind the reigns on an Amish wagon ride into the community! Mike's Antiques and Moore and the Vintage Shoppe have interesting collectables and the Heart and Soul Antiques have Amish consignments and furniture out to show you! This weekend will be hot so be careful out there. Quick Tip: The Amish get a bit offended when you show to much skin and even I have been talked to about my wearing shorts so please dress modestly if going around them during hot weather. I now have a collection of garments from Cubavera who specialize in linen fabrics that allow air to pass through easily. #amishmennonitetn
Josh did a video on our other page about this weekends Rumble at the Crossroads event that would help more people decide if they should go or not. These are the big pulling tractors and trucks that are not like the farming models. They have big smoke clouds and are very loud but kids seem to like them the most. See the video below ⬇️ and like and follow our Visit Lawrenceburg TN page for things that happen inside Lawrence County and surrounding areas! https://fb.watch/kUwXoyQIpx/
The Rumble at the Crossroads Truck and Tractor Pull is coming this weekend (I seen this on the Crossroads of Dixie page) Bring your hearing protection as these trucks and tractors get loud! This event would be great to pair with your Amish Adventure this weekend June 2nd and 3rd! Thank you to those who corrected me as I had the events switched in a previous post. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=606462018188541&set=a.459463462888398&type=3&mibextid=jf9HGS
It is Wednesday and that means the Plowboy Produce Auction is open at 11am with bidding at 1pm. Keeto's Antiques is open at 10. Bob's Cafe is open at 11am. Heart and Soul Antiques are also open today at 9am. The wagon tours are put on by the Amish Welcome Center and run Monday-Saturday 9-3pm and offer the best way to let visitors experience the Amish community. Summertown Airsoft is opening every Wednesday for the summer and kids love this sport. They handle everything for those who want something neat for kids and those who are more active. See the photos below! #amishmennonitetn
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