"We worked hard to get people here with their
tractors and we had a great response-said George Johnson, Marion
Old Fashioned Days coordinator.
There were 26 communities represented in the parade.
Communities represented in the tractor parade included: Grand Haven,
Prudentville, Mancelona, hersey, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Vassar,
Manton, Fife Lake, Luther, Chase, Cadillac, Gladwin, South Boardman,
Fountain, Alger, Reed City, Chippewa Hills, Boon, McBain, Falmouth,
Tustin, Lake City, Evart, LeRoy, Harrison, Bristo, and Childrens
Peddle Tractors driven by family and friends.It was a great family
oriented event that was enjoyed by all.
“It was one of those ideas that came up while
we were having a cup of coffee,” said George Johnson.
We wondered what type of parade records there
were so we looked online with Guinness Book of World Records. They
had some for motorcycles, carriages and other modes of transportation
but none for tractors. I couldn’t believe it.” Two youngsters peddle tractors during the Marion
Old Fashioned Days tractor parade in August.
There were 241 tractors in the parade designated to set a world
record for the most tractors in a parade.Photo: TANYA BERKEBILE
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Some of the interesting highlights of the
tractor parade Saturday include (according to The Marion Press):
-Richard Blackledge of Marion drove his father's John
Deere tractor which was purchased from a Hohn Deere dealer in Marion
- Jim Ryan of marion had eight Minneapolis Moline
tractors and one Ford tractor in the parade;
- The Don Osak family of Lake City had seven family
members in the parade, each driving a diffrent tractor;
- The Salvati family from Morley had nine John Deere/Wheel
Horse garden tractors in the parade;
- Several local framers from marion, McBain, Flamouth
and Lake City had multiple netries in the parade. The
list of tractor parade participants,click
list of participants at the
largest tractor parade :