MASON CITY, Iowa – Hundreds of tractors have been chugging around north Iowa, and on Wednesday, the 18th annual WHO Radio tractor ride wrapped up in Mason City.
More than 100 tractors headed out on the last tour around town.
Their day began at North Iowa Area Community College, and they made their way to Titan Pro for brunch, followed by a tour around Clear Lake, and then it was back to NIACC.
The group made a pit stop for cookies and lemonade at the Newman Catholic Elementary School, where we spoke with Ross Peterson, one of the volunteers along for the ride.
He says it’s an event most participants look forward to year round, and even though he doesn’t drive, it’s a tradition he loves more and more each year.
“It’s a lot of fun,” he says, “It’s kind of like a family reunion, or going to camp. When I was a kid, I used to go to camp with the same people and you get to know these guys on a real personal level and gain a lot of lifelong friends by being a part of it.”
He tells us his favorite part of the long weekend is seeing all of the different communities around Iowa.
Their journey took them to places like the Diamond Jo Casino, and the Ridge Stone Golf Course.