Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 26, 2012

Variety of tractors to line town’s streets


— Big, little, new, old, blue, green or orange — tractors of all makes and models are invited to line the streets of downtown Wakarusa at the first Wakarusa Chamber Tractor Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Free check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tractor show participants are invited to unload their trailers at Wakarusa Missionary Church or NorthWood Middle School parking lots before making their way to the town square.

Registration is free.

Awards will be presented in five categories: Pre-1949, 1950s, 1960s and ’70s to present, plus a “People’s Choice” award.

The community is invited to take part in the tractor show by picking their favorite.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast provided by the Wakarusa Missionary Church Youth, a Zion Church bake sale and hot dogs and chili dogs for lunch provided by Wakarusa’s Local Scout Troop 704.

The Wakarusa Chamber Tractor Show Committee includes board members: Bart Rice (Wa-Nee Schools), Troy Schwartz (Schwartz Electric) and Shane Weldy (New To You Resale); Steve Shively and Chamber Secretary, Deb Shively.  

“This could be the start of something huge,” said Steve Shively, who has heard lots of positive feedback on the idea.

Weaver Ag and Lawn Equipment LLC, Bremen,  is a major sponsor, celebrating the opening of its second location in the  “Demartini” building along Ind. 19.

All the activity takes place around the “Pumpkin Tree” in the town square that is highlighted by 22 businesses, whose employees have decorated downtown lampposts.  

Downtown shops will also be open.

For more information, contact the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce at 574-862-4344, chamber@wakarusachamber.com or visit them online at wakarusachamber.com.