[August 02, 2012]
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At the far south end of the
Logan County Fairgrounds, a little-known event has been taking place
at the fair 20 years. The kiddie tractor pull attracts boys and girls to try
their might at peddling a tractor weighted by a sleigh. The
competition is divided by weight classes.
First up to weigh in this year was a girl. But when friendly judge
Jim Drew invited her to step up on the scales, she was too shy and
a boy went first, so she was then second. The boys weren't bashful
at all, and one even enjoyed having his picture taken with 2011
Little Miss Logan County Julia Collins.
To start, an older boy first peddled as far as he could, and the track
was marked for a distance goal. Then contestants took turns in order
of their weigh-in. Families cheered and encouraged each competitor to go for the goal. Everyone tried hard, but for some it
was over in a much shorter distance than for others -- whether
bigger or more determined -- who made the full course.
Pictures by Jan Youngquist