A tractor ride for a worthy cause

Tractor ride through Freeborn County

FREEBORN COUNTY, Minn. – Nearly 100 tractors rolled through Freeborn County for a fundraiser on Saturday.

Tractor rides have become a pretty popular way for fundraising, and Dale Grotsun, the event coordinator for the ride, says last year they brought in more than $1,500.

It’s all a part of the annual Shinefest Tractor Ride fundraiser, and the money raised along the way will go toward a week-long community service project held in August.

Grotsun tells us that the project will work to rebuild, renovate and update homes for families who don’t qualify for low income.

They plan to work with families throughout the Freeborn County area who don’t have the means to make their home suitable for living.

Grotsun says while it’s a lot of hard work, it’s one of his favorite ways of giving back to the community.

There were 95 tractors involved in the ride, a number that has grown from 40 tractors just a couple of years back.

Grotsun says he hopes they can have more than 100 tractors in the ride next year.

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