This year's tractor drive sponsored by the Carroll County Farm Bureau was well attended. The event raised funds for a worthy program, Ag in the Classroom, that teaches children that their chocolate milk doesn't come from a brown cow. Chastity Welch, Carroll County Farm Bureau Manager, organized the event.
Enjoy the photos, slideshow and video.
Dale DeWall (left) of Forreston visits with friends Les Heeren and Dennis Wubbena during the lunch break at the Doug Vedra Memorial Park in Forreston. Dale made the Carroll Co. farm Bureau Tractor Drive on his 1967 John Deere 4020 (not in photo). See more CCFB Tractor Drive Slideshow photos and an exclusive video on line at www.pacc-news.com.
The CCFB Tractor Drive July 20, 2012 was the first time the seven Boelkens Family brothers and sisters ever rode together. They made the excursion in memory of their parents, Clarence and Bertha Boelkens of Milledgeville, who David said gave them all strong family values and a good work ethic. (L to R in birth order) Delbert, Forreston; Donald, Milledgeville; David, Lanark; Joyce (Stenback), German Valley; Stan, Milledgeville; Janet (Winters), Milledgeville; and Jane (Miller), Mount Carroll. See the exclusive video interview on line at www.pacc-news.com. (PA photos/Tom Kocal)
Taking a break in the shade of Memorial Park are three Iowa men who participated in the Carroll County Farm Bureau Tractor Drive on Friday, July 20, 2012. (L to R) Roland Petersen, Bryant, IA, drove his 1972 John Deere 2520; Leon Frick, Goose Lake, rode in his 1947 M International Harvester Farmall; and Bill Allen, Clinton, made the trip in his 1954 IH Super MTA. The trio usually make 2 or 3 rides every summer, recently completing the 3-day, 630-tractor Eastern Iowa Tractorcade in June.