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Benefit tractor pull set for Blakeslee family

Published October 09. 2009 05:00PM

The Pocono Old-Tyme Farm Equipment Association is holding a benefit 4 x 4 Tractor Fun Pull on Saturday, Oct. 10 (rain date Oct. 11) at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert.

All the proceeds will go to the Blakeslee family of Cherry Valley in Hamilton Township. Their home, three barns and some farm equipment was destroyed or damaged by a tornado that swept through the valley on July 29 of this year.

Frank Kemmerer, president of the Pocono Old-Tyme Farm Equipment Association, says that they do a benefit pull every year to help someone in their community.

"We took a vote on it and everyone wanted to see us do this benefit to help the Blakeslee family," he said.

The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

This Tractor Fun Pull is just that, a fun day of pulling. There will be no trophies, no prizes and no rules (safety rules DO apply.) Anyone who would like to participate in the pulls is welcome. Spectators are invited to experience the pulls, fun and food. All proceeds will benefit the Blakeslee family.

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