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Over 40 Tractors Show Up to Foley Tractor Day [VIDEO]

Abby

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been attending Tractor Day at various high schools. Today we wrapped up the Tractor Day Tour with a visit to Foley High School.

A couple of years ago, I decided to go see what the fuss was all about at Foley and figure out why they get so many tractors rolling into their parking lot. What I discovered is one of the biggest parties in Benton County.

The parents bring food and beverages out for the students. The students have water balloon fights. And the school gets to keep top honors for numbers of tractors attending. The whole experience is something everyone talks about for weeks after. From dodging the water balloons, to riding to school on a hay wagon, it definitely allows the students to burn off some steam on the senior’s last day of school.

Every year we see something different. Last year we wound up with a huge combine in the tractor line. This year we had a broken window and a  raccoon show up. No kidding about the raccoon. In fact, someone said that it was more fun than Gilman Days and that’s hard for me to believe – just check out the video from Gilman Days and you decide!

One tractor rolls onto the lot and out of fun, the students start throwing the water balloons. One hit the back window of a tractor and the glass shattered. It turns out, this particular tractor was borrowed so they could drive it into school today. I can honestly say that it was truly an accident. No one was trying to break the window – it just happened.

The strangest thing we saw this year was a raccoon. And I’m not talking about a raccoon in the cage. I’m talking about a roadkill raccoon! EW! One student stopped and picked it up on his way to school this morning. I guess they do things a little differently in Foley. I never did quite get the full story on why he brought a roadkill raccoon to the party.

All in all, it was another great Tractor Day at Foley High School and I’m looking forward to next year already!

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