Blessing Of The Tractors Held

00:00 AM April 17, 2018

In the kind of weather that even farmers wouldn't be out working in, Pastor Jan Shaulis held a blessing of the farmers, the land, and the tractors on Saturday at the Gail and Janet Goodell farm southwest of Prophetstown.


The third annual event drew about fifty hearty souls from the area to take part in the third annual blessing,which is sponsored by the Leon and Fenton United Methodist Churches. Pastor Shaulis read two passages from the Bible and a poem written by the late commentator Paul Harvey as part of the blessing.


Despite an unseasonal strong north wind and a hint of snow in the air, a few farmers trailered their tractors to the Goodell farm to be blessed.  A tractor ride scheduled as part of th event was postponed.


A potluck lunch was held in the Goodell corn crib, which was converted several years ago to serve as a home for Gail Goodell's antique tractor collection. 


It is hoped to have the tractor ride later in the spring.


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