VIDEO: Prince Township Tractor Cruise “Brings Back Farming Heritage”

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Prince Township Tractor Cruise
Photo by Megan Pounder/SaultOnline

Tractor enthusiasts gathered at the Prince Township Community Centre on Saturday morning for the 8th annual Tractor Cruise.

Event organizer Mike Reed told SaultOnline he and his friends came up with the idea for the cruise back when they were in high school and cruising their own tractors to Boots and Saddles restaurant once or twice a year for lunch.

Reed said the event sees a bit of a different crowd each year, and this year was no exception.

“Every year we add something different to it and change it up,” he said. “This year I’m seeing a lot of different people with tractors, people that have never participated before, which is always nice to see.”

Ken Lamming, the Mayor of Prince Township, said he thinks this event is a great way to bring the farming heritage back to Prince Township while also bringing the community together.

“(Everybody) thinks it’s great,” he said. “(they all) come out of their houses to wait for the tractors to cruise by.”

Participant Gary Weeks has been involved in the cruise for five years. He said he enjoys driving tractors as it brings back memories from driving one during his childhood.

He said he thinks this event is a great way to get the community together and back to their roots.

“(People) have a good time, everybody gets together and talks tractors and mechanical people show off the fruits of their labours, (and how they’re) restoring them,” he said. ‘It’s just a good time.”