September 26, 2017

Classic tractor club hosting Plow Day Aug. 19

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LINCOLN TWP. — People in the area who own old tractors will get a chance to get them out of the shed and into the field during the Sunrise Side Antique Tractor Club’s Plow Day Aug. 19 at Wenkel Farms in Lincoln Township.

Host farmer and tractor club member Jerry Wenkel said the event runs from 10 a.m. to dusk, and that participants are welcome to come and go as they desire during it. There is no charge to participate or to watch and a meal will be served at 1 p.m., Wenkel said. For youngsters who attend, there will be a bounce house to play in, he said.

“It goes over well every year,” he said. “The kids love it.”

This will be the sixth year the tractor club has hosted the event. Last year attendees were unable to plow due to weather conditions, but the year prior nearly 40 tractors were brought to Plow Day, Wenkel said. People with old tractors do not need to be club members to participate, and Wenkel said they don’t even need to own a plow for it.

“There’ll be plows available and a loader tractor available if someone has issues with unloading,” he said.

A silent auction will be held with gift cards for local businesses and donated items from sponsors. Wenkel said money from the silent auction helps fund the tractor club scholarships given to area seniors each year.

Plow Day was started to give classic tractor collectors and enthusiasts a chance to see their machines put to use, Wenkel said.

“We’re just a bunch of old farmers with old tractors and we decided we’d have a Plow Day,” he said.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and cooler with drinks. Wenkel Farms is located at 4062 Lincoln Rd. For more information, call Wenkel at 989-737-4960 or Brian Rueger at 989-239-5074.

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