CARLISLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Antique tractors paraded through Carlisle on Monday.
The event featured about 25 antique tractors.
The idea for the parade actually came about a couple of years ago when local resident Peggy Lovelady put a flag on her tractor and rode it around town. Her tractor broke down and neighbors stepped in to help.
“The neighbors came and they kind of paraded with me. Got me going and paraded with me in the truck,” recalls Lovelady.
“Just kind of all joined in,” adds neighbor Jerry Bowen who helped organize Monday’s parade. “We’re all having fun. It’s good, clean fun. We’re friends and neighbors. Who could beat that?”
Each tractor in Monday’s parade displayed an American flag.
“[You] see all the flags on the tractors and you want to represent the fallen, the people who fought for this country to give us the freedom to do what we do today,” says event co-organizer Rodney Pirtle.
The tractors parked at Carlisle Public Park for people to take a closer look at them after the parade.