Another Successful Franklin Drive

Photo by Doug Edwards

The third annual Juky 4th drive was a great sucess yet again. Tractors numbered around 60. I counted tractors in Nortonville and there were 52 parked during the rest break.

Our community is so fortunate to have so many antique tractor enthusiasts. Franklin always has drawn a large number of tractors for the 4th of July celebration. Even during the pandemic, tractor drivers braved being out and about. High fuel prices, this year, still didn’t keep that many away.

We drew in drivers from all over central IL. Locals from neighboring towns of New Berlin, Auburn, Glenarm, and Jacksonville were in attendance. Some traveled further from Golden, Elkhart, Morrisonville and Hamel.

While I counted, I also took note of tractor brands. Oliver dominated this year. Harvester and Deere were about tied by the numbers represented. This year had a good showing of AC. There was a couple Fords, A Case and a Ferguson in transit

Doug Edwards walks the line during the rest break at Nortonville

Our host Doug Edwards led us on a picturesque journey through the countryside, south of Franklin. After our break in Nortonville, the caravan made it’s way back to the Josh Adkins farm.

Photo by Doug Edwards

Josh and his crew had prepared a wonderful lunch with all the trimming. I didn’t take part in the meal this year, but I’ve yet to hear complaints of the cooking. I doubt I will. Josh is known to be a master chef.

Great job again this year Josh Adkins and Doug Edwards!

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