August 27, 2010

How about a tractor pull?

Here is an example of another fundraiser conducted by an Optimist Club: A Tractor Pull.

The Norwich Optimist Club in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, puts on this event every year. According to club president Laura Barker it's an event for the community, by the community.  Local support is what makes this two-day fundraising event fun and successful. With more than 1,000 spectators and participants in 20 classes, it really is a friendly activity for the family.

Some tractors come straight out of the field to participate. Others prepare for the competition for months in advance. All help raise money to support the youth-oriented projects in the community.

Activities like this unite the community in fun and service.  In addition to the Tractor Pull, Norwich Optimist Club is well-known for their bicycle safety program, Easter and Christmas events, and donations to parks and playgrounds. 

Thanks to the Norwich Optimist Club for the story.


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