To the Valley News:
On Saturday, Oct. 12, the family of Earl Brandts went out on their annual tractor ride.
The ride starts at Earl Brandts house on Middle Road in Willsboro. There were 23 tractors this year from New York and Vermont. They have had tractors from Massachusetts in past years, they were unable to attend the ride this year.
The ride is a 33.3 mile ride.
Earl stated the ride has been going on for some 10 or 12 years, his wish being that he gets enough tractors to participate so that he can’t see the end of the line.
The tractors are of all makes and models. They have one tractor that pulls a outhouse for there stops for the ladies and one that has a wagon behind it for extra passengers to take a ride.
The ride starts at Earl Brandts house on Middle Road in Willsboro, proceeds down to Coonrod Road, Sunset Drive, (Niger) Hollow Road into Reber. In Reber they head up Deerhead-Reber Road to Route 9 in North Lewis. They head down Route 9 to Wells Hill Road, Muzzy Road and then onto Fox Run Road. They were invited to stop at Verne and Stella Bashaw’s house on Fox Run Road for a lunch break. They had a picnic lunch on their front lawn, beside the tractor.
When lunch and pictures were done, they proceeded down Fox Run Road to Cutting Road, Route 9 to Steel Woods Road, Lewis-Wadhams Road, Alden Road, Brookfield Road, Jersey Street, Sanders Road and back to Middle road to end back at Earl’s house to finish the ride.
It was a beautiful fall day for a tractor ride.
The pink tractor is in memory of Veta Anderson, who passed away from breast cancer.
The Family of Verne and Stella Bashaw, Elizabethtown