2017 Tractor Relay Across Nebraska

Published: Jun. 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM CDT
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The 2017 Tractor Relay Across Nebraska wrapped up on June 11th in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

This marks the sixth year of the event, but this year was extra special. It was listed as an official “Nebraska 150” event to help celebrate the state’s sesquicentennial celebration.

The event started on June 2nd in Holyoke, Colorado. The parade of tractors traveled hundreds of miles, making its way through several communities—including the city of Lincoln.

“It was amazing,” said Donelle Mooremier, who organized the event. “I never dreamed that we could pull it off and in such a good fashion. I don’t think it could have gone any better than it did.”

More than 150 antique tractors parked in front of the Nebraska State Capitol on June 9th to recognize the rich 150-year history of agriculture in Nebraska.

“It was great to see all of the people who drove the tractors and see everyone else watching with such excitement. It was a very fun event,” said Mooremier.

The parade of tractors made its way through Wallace, Curtis, Holdrege, Hastings, Sutton, Crete, Lincoln, Springfield and Plattsmouth—among others.

“You can’t see Nebraska any better than you can while driving 12 miles an hour on a tractor,” said Mooremier. “You get to meet lots of people. All the towns we came into were excited that we were there.”

During the event, donations were collected for “Operation Comfort Warriors,” which provides supplies and benefits to veterans who lack coverage by different programs. Mooremier says they raised $3,000 and are still collecting donations.

If you would like to help support Operation Comfort Warriors, you can send a donation to the address below.

Nebraska Antique Farming Association

P.O. 212

Curtis NE 69025

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