Nebraska Antique Farming Association sets route for 2015 TRAN

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The Nebraska Antique Farming Association has set the route for the 2015 Tractor Relay Across Nebraska (TRAN).

Back in 2012, the antique tractor association planned for the first annual tractor ride, a nine-day excursion across the state of Nebraska from west to east. Now three years later, for the first time, the TRAN will travel through Northeast Nebraska.

The planned Itinerary for the 2015 Relay Across Nebraska is as follows:

• May 30 — Harrison to Chadron;

• May 31 — Chadron to Gordon;

• June 1 — Gordon to Cody;

• June 2 — Cody to Valentine;

• June 3 — Valentine to Springview;

• June 4 — Springview to Spencer;

• June 5 — Spencer to Crofton;

• June 6 — Crofton to Yankton (S.D.) for Tri-State Old Iron Association Show.

The TRAN organizers offer options when registering for the eight-day, 400-mile, 2015 TRAN ride. Antique tractor riders can sign up for the complete trip or any segment or day they desire. Some drivers only participate in the relay in the areas where they live.

Another aspect of the TRAN event is the support of Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW). OCW is an organization sponsored by the American Legion dedicated to raising funds for Disabled Veterans for comfort items not normally provided by the government. Items they supply include sweat pants, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and much more.

Many times communities along the TRAN route sponsor fundraisers for the OCW, and the proceeds are appreciated.

If enjoying antique farming equipment and tractors is a hobby, check out http://www.antiquefarming.org/ for more information or 2015 TRAN registration forms, or call Donelle Moormeier: 402-429-2480, Relay Chairman; or Howard Raymond : 308-650-1527, NAFA Secretary.