Great Lakeshore Tractor Rally June 16

Don’t be surprised if you happen to be traveling in Kewaunee County on June 9 and see a long line of tractors on the road. It’s the 14th Annual Great Lakeshore Tractor Rally. More than 120 tractors are expected to make the roundtrip ride beginning and ending at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. The Lakeshore Tractor Rally costs $35 to participate with all proceeds benefiting the Agricultural Heritage & Resources Center in southern Kewaunee County. One person who will certainly be in attendance is Richard Kinnard, who is hoping to corral some tractor talent for another ride in Door County the following weekend. Kinnard is organizing the June 16 ride to raise money to buy new marching uniforms for members of Forestville American Legion Post 372. “They’re not cheap,” he said of the uniforms. Kinnard said he would especially like to see some tractors from Northern Door participate. He said if they do, he may consider a different, more northerly route than the Southern Door route planned for this year. The June 16 rally will start with registration at 8 am in the parking lot at Southern Door High School. The tractors will leave the lot at 9 am and travel an approximately 25-mile route, making several stops along the way, including at Jellystone Park and Riley’s Point. Lunch will be at the Devil’s Knights Motorcycle Clubhouse. Tractors must be able to travel at 10 mph to participate. The cost is $25 per tractor and there will be room for riders on the covered carriers; riders pay $5. All proceeds benefit the American Legion, and Kinnard said all you have to do to participate is show up.

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