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Tractor parade pulls in over $6,000 for Betty Riel Foundation

A large group of people stand in front of several tractors
PHOTO Sarah Rennie

At least 40 tractors took to Valley roads for the fourth annual Betty Riel Tractor Parade on June 18. The parade started and ended under grey skies at the Ormstown fairgrounds, where drivers were able to warm up afterward with a pulled pork dinner. The event raised over $6,000, after expenses, for the Betty Riel Foundation, which provides free transportation to cancer patients receiving treatments. Organizer Kevin Dineen says that while the number of tractors was down this year, the event was still a success. “The Betty Riel Foundation really helps people around here,” he says, confirming the parade will be back next year. (SR)

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