HAMPTONVILLE — The Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club will host its 11th annual Tractor Cruise and Show on Saturday. The event will begin with a full country breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Windsor’s Crossroads Community building, located at 5101 Windsor Road in Hamptonville. Donations are accepted for the breakfast.
On the grounds of the community center will be a plethora of antique tractors on display. Participants pay a $10 entry fee to display their tractor. Tractors should be 25 years or older.
At 10 a.m. a grand parade of tractors will depart from the community building. A 20-mile tractor cruise will take participants through Amish Country and past area vineyards, said event organizer Bill Wooten.
The entire event is a unique celebration of farm equipment from the past, Wooten said. The community building itself is also a special place, a school house that will soon be 100 years old. Part of the Ruritan Club’s mission is to continue preserving the school house. The club also supports the community in a variety of ways from donating and assisting area residents in times of crisis, to providing scholarship funds for area students.
The breakfast is a popular event and the club hosts several throughout the year.
“We’ve got it all,” Wooten said of the menu. “Ham and eggs, bacon, sausage and grits and apples, gravy, biscuits.”
Participants in the tractor cruise may choose to ride the entire 20-mile route or take shorter versions of the route.
“The thing that really sets us apart from other tractor cruises is we go through a very rural area so that traffic is not an issue,” Wooten said. “And it’s got beautiful scenery and it’s just a good way to do it.”
Wooten said the Ruritan club’s mission is “to help people in our community to make our community a better place” and the annual breakfast and tractor show is a fun way to accomplish that mission.
Donations and entry fees for the breakfast and tractor show will go to the Ruritan Club to assist with community projects.
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