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Two friends ride John Deere Tractors in Minnesota fair

Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/17/2010
For a number of years, two life-long friends have taken their John Deere tractors to the daily equipment parade featured in Minnesota's Dakota County Fair.

According to the Rosemount Town Pages, Bernice Wenzel, 78, has been driving her John Deere tractor in the parade for four years. Her friend, 77-year-old Margaret Fletcher, has been doing to same with her equipment for an additional year.

Fletcher's husband and son helped in restoring her 1941 Model B. Meanwhile Wenzel's 1959 John Deere 730 was owned by her father.

"I decided to get it restored about five years ago," Wenzel told the Town Pages. "Then I remembered this parade down here."

The two women have been friends for most of their lives. While they now drive John Deere tractors together, they can remember a time when they were younger and used to ride bikes on Sundays.

The two were also members of the Happy Go Getters 4-H group, which gave them the chance to show animals when they were girls at the very same fair where they now ride tractors.

Such fairs are rather common across the country and give multiple generations of community members the chance to get together.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19926646-ADNFCR