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KICD Tractor Ride To Tour Local Area

May 31, 2018
Emmetsburg News

Some people collect stamps, sports memorabilia or comic books, but June 7th through the Ninth Annual KICD Radio in Spencer, IA will bring a group to Emmetsburg that have their own ideas about "collectibles".

The 19th Annual KICD Antique Tractor Ride will originate from the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Over 100 tractors from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska will come to town for the two-day ride. Colors and brands represented will vary greatly.

Rhonda Wedeking, Big Country 107.7 Brand Manager says, "There's a sentimental attraction to them. Many who have an interest in those old tractors grew up on farms. It's their way of preserving history." She adds, "Two camps dominate the antique tractor scene. Some people like to take an old tractor and restore it. A fresh coat of paint and a thorough shine-down can make the tractor look as if it were just wheeled off the assembly line. Others keep their tractors looking rough and ready, as if they've just come straight from the field - some like to make them look pretty, and some like to keep them in their work clothes."

The tractors will start arriving at the Wild Rose in Emmetsburg on Thursday afternoon, as the riders congregate for fellowship and a meal. Friday, June 8th they will begin leaving the parking area around 8:00am. The are scheduled to have a morning break at the Parish Center of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. The lunch break will be at the Ingham Lake Bible Camp and an afternoon stop in Ringsted.

Friday evening, they will test their driving skills in the "Tractor Olympics", which will be open to the public to come watch.

Saturday's route will include a morning break at the American Legion in Mallard and lunch on the ground of the Grotto in West Bend, then back through Mallard and into Emmetsburg.

Thursday and Friday evenings the tractors will be parked at the Wild Rose if the public would like to come out and view them. The public is also welcome to reminisce with the riders at each of our breaks as well.

Besides the camaraderie and talking with other tractor enthusiasts, traveling down the road at 12mph gives you the opportunity to really "see" what you may have driven past a hundred times.

KICD Antique Tractor Ride Sponsors include: Wyffels Hybrids, K.C. Nielsen LTD, Midwest Land Management, Graham Tire, Cooperative Energy, H & N Chevrolet Buick, Jaycox Implement, MaxYield Cooperative, Arnold Motor Supply, Robert's Carburetor Repair and The Motorworks, The Red Power Team, Northwest Ag Supply and Woodford Equipment.

 
 
 

 

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