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Tractors line Waterloo's streets to honor John Deere history

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/9/2010
Dozens of John Deere tractors made their way through downtown Waterloo, Iowa, to kick off the first day of the Fall Fest.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported 52 people took part in the parade, which acted as the opening ceremony for John Deere's celebration. Models from different time periods were featured, while one person came all the way from Montana with 12 machines.

Mary Swehla, John Deere's supervisor of visitor's services and public relations in Waterloo, told the paper the participation amount was more than event planners had anticipated.

"We had eight walk-ins this morning that we added in," Swehla said. "Three people drove their tractors in this morning, so we were absolutely thrilled that we got this kind of turnout."

John Deere tractors in the parade made their way to the company's facility at East Donald Street, where participants got a tour. The guided presentation was meant to be a show of thanks for taking part in the event.

The Fall Fest is celebrating the 50-year existence of John Deere's New Generation tractors. Exhibits in the event will be on display through Saturday, September 11.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19938370-ADNFCR