WATERMAN – Tractors of all makes, models, shapes and sizes paraded through the streets of Waterman Saturday as part of the modified 20th annual Waterman Lions Summerfest due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Waterman Lions Summerfest featured a tractor parade of about 70 tractors, a drive-thru lunch and draw-down raffle during the daytime. Evening events included a fireworks show and an outdoor drive-in showing of the movie “A Night at the Museum.”
The tractor parade was co-sponsored by the Waterman Lions Club and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Money raised from the tractor parade’s entry fee benefited the DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program and will help support the Waterman Lions Club’s charitable community work.
Each tractor had a sign attached to it with a number. Parade-watchers along the streets of Waterman could text in the number of their favorite tractor. The owners of the top three tractors won a trophy and a prize.
Bill Novicki of Sandwich won first place for his 1941 John Deere Model H, Terry Thompson of Ottawa won second place for his 1973 International 966 and Lyle Peterson of Streator won third place for his 1957 Minneapolis Moline 445.
Source: The Daily Chronicle