Tractor show proceeds to help students attend college

By on August 28, 2009

MAPLE PARK—On Sunday, Sept. 6, Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park will host an “Antiques and Apples” Tractor Show to benefit the Kane County Farm Bureau (KCFB) Foundation.

“We’re going to raise funds for the KCFB Foundation through a number of activities at the event and we’re going to make sure folks have a great time in the process,” said Wade Kuipers, who owns and operates the farm with wife Kim. “This is a great way for farmers and tractor enthusiasts to show off their tractors, and at the same time show their support of the KCFB Foundation and everything it does for young people in our community.”

The farm and the Orchard Shop and Bakery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music, food and fun activities for all ages. The Antique Tractor Show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Other activities at the event will include a petting zoo, pedal tractor raceway, rides on the Johnny Popper Grain Train and live music.

“We hope folks come out to the farm to have a good time, enjoy and learn about the antique tractors, and contribute to a worthwhile cause,” Kuipers said.

To register a tractor for the event, call Bev at (815) 827-5200.The $10 tractor entry fee will go entirely to the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. In addition, the farm will donate a portion of the proceeds from each visitor to the U-pick Apple Orchard to the Foundation.

Kuipers Family Farm is located at 1N318 Watson Rd in Maple Park.
For more information on the Apples and Antiques Tractor Show, contact Kuipers Family Farm at (815) 827-5200.
For information on sponsorship opportunities for this or similar events to benefits the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, contact Steve Arnold at (630) 584-8660.