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Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club To Hold 7th Annual Memorial Tractor Trek

Posted June 24, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club, 65 Dupont Drive, Presque Isle, ME

For more information: 207-768-6911; nmatc.org

The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club, (NMATC), will host their 7th Annual “Memorial Tractor Trek,” on Saturday, July 12th, in the Northern Aroostook Area.

This year’s trek will start at 9:00 a.m. in Frenchville at the Edwin Pelletier & Sons machine shop. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.

The trek route will go to Fort Kent on Rte. 1, with a coffee break at Acadia Federal Credit Union. The trek will continue on Rte. 1 to Rte. 161 to the Tommy LaChance Farm owned by Edwin Pelletier & Sons Farms. Lunch will be a chicken barbeque at the Farm. After lunch, the trek will continue travel on Rte. 161 to the Ouellete Road, then onto the Flat Mountain Road to Rte. 162, back to Frenchville.

The estimated distance for the trek is about 50 miles.

All donations are greatly accepted and will be given to both Hospice of Aroostook and the “House of Comfort” Hospice House Project. Donations of $25 in memory of a loved one will also be honored by placing their name on a Memory Board that will be mounted on the body of an antique farm truck that will lead the trek.

For more information please contact Jane Bartlett, Trek Chairperson at 538-9297 or email bartlettfarms@pwless.net.

The public is invited to participate with their antique tractors, but must be a member of the NMATC for insurance purposes. Memberships will be accepted the day of the trek. Forms are also available on the club website at www.nmatc.org.

Established in 2008, The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club is a family oriented organization with currently over 300 members, focused on the preservation of our rural heritage and restoration of the “old tractors”, equipment and related items that were used in the farming industry by past generations. It is also the club’s mission to build an awareness of our local agricultural heritage to present and future generations in Northern Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

For more information about the Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club please visit their website at nmatc.org. For more information about Hospice of Aroostook visit their website at easternmainehomecare.org and for information about the Aroostook House of Comfort project, visit aroostookhospicehouse.com.

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