Annual tractor drive to raise money for local families affected by cancer is June 5

The Drive Out Cancer Tractor Drive is June 5 and starts at Centennial Village at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

The James Valley Tractor Club will host its seventh annual Drive Out Cancer Tractor Drive on June 5.

The benefit will raise money to help local families that face expenses while undergoing cancer treatment, according to a news release.

Antique tractor enthusiasts from the surrounding area can often be found at the event, Jim Leibel, one of the event organizers, said. In the past, there's been an array of fully restored antique tractors and originals, driven by people from as far as Herried and Milbank.

Tractor drivers will pay a $35 entrance fee, which will subsequently be donated to the James Valley Cancer Fund. Staging will be at Centennial Village at the Brown County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m., and tractors will hit the road at 9:30 a.m.

The total route will be approximately 35 miles, and slow moving vehicle signs will be required.

For more information, contact Bob Haak at 605-216-0183 or Leibel at 605-228-5099.

Route map.