For those looking for some great entertainment, a speed and tug tractor pull is being sponsored Sunday by the Waterford Future Farmers of America Alumni in conjunction with the Washington County Antique Tractor and Equipment Club.
"The tractor and equipment club allows us to run the tractor pull and the proceeds are donated back to the FFA to help our kids offset costs when they travel on educational trips outside the local community," said Matt Hartline, Waterford FFA advisor.
"We hold two tractor pulls every year, one in the fall and another in the summer," he said. "There's a $10 fee to participate but it's free to spectators. And we make about $1,000 to $1,500 from these events."
Hartline said Waterford's 32 FFA members work all day to make the tractor pulls a success.
"The pull starts at 11 a.m. but the kids start working at the fairgrounds around 8 a.m.," he said. "We have a great group of kids who show up and participate in these fundraising events. They work hard and really see the bigger picture of how the local community helps them out."
Sunday's tractor pull will be held at the Waterford Fairgrounds off Ohio 339. In case of rain the event will be rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 16.
If you go
What: Waterford FFA Speed and Tug Tractor Pull.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday (Rain date is 11 a.m. Oct. 16)
Where: Waterford Fairgrounds on Ohio 339 near Waterford.
Cost: Entry fee is $10. Spectators free.
For information: Visit www.wcatec.com for rules or contact Matt Hartline at 984-2373.
Speed pull classes will consist of 3,500 pounds to 9,500 pounds. Tug classes will consist of 5,500, 6,500 and 7,500 pounds. The pulls will follow all rules established by the Washington County Antique Tractor and Equipment Club.
A lunch stand will also be available at the fairgrounds.