About the event
The Harold King Memorial Tractor Ride was formed in 2016 after Harold went to be with his Lord and Savior. The First Annual Harold King Memorial Tractor Ride was held on June 18, 2016.
The idea behing the ride started shortly after Harold passed away in January of 2016. His grandson Kirk Langner took the job of coordinating the ride to honor his grandfather's love for agriculture and antique tractors.
Harold's Family is passionate about giving back to others. That is why we donate 100% of the money to a charity or local cause. All expenses for the ride are paid for out of the famiy member's pockets because we feel that it is important to take the money from the ride and donate it to a cause or charity.
Over the last two years our ride has had over sixty participants, and has raised almost $2,000 for a local cause or charity!
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Why should you sponsor?
Besides donating 100% of the money from the ride to a cause or charity, the family is looking into forming a scholarship for a high school senior in two local school districts that is looking to persue a degree and career in agricultre or an agricultral related field. Money raised from the 2018 Tractor Ride would be donated to a cause or charity, and possibly split between a cause and scholarship.
In order to raise enough money to donate to a cause and form a scholarship, we are looking to expand the tractor ride into a bigger fundraising event. In conjunction with the tractor ride, we would like to bring in a comedian that is also a farmer for a public show. Admission would be charged, and all money raised from the show would be put toward the cause or charity and scholarship. In order to do this we need financial backing to help make this happen. There is no better feeling than helping multiple different people, and that is our goal.
The financial strain on the members of the family is very significant before and after the tractor ride is over. If we are lucky enough to get sponsors, we would be forever grateful because it would aliviate the stress in trying to budget for our annual ride, and we do really want to keep this ride going.
I am Kirk Langner, the late Harold King's grandson and coordinator of the Harold King Memorial Tractor Ride. My grandfather and I had a special bond. Grandpa and I would sit around and converse about farming and machinery for hours. This special bond may not be here now, but I can continue to share the joy that my grandpa had with other people by keeping this tractor ride going. Grandpa was a man that would do a good deed in a heartbeat, and I want to honor his memory, and what better way to do that than to combine some of the most important things in his life?
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