The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni kicks-off another Tractor Pulling Season on Memorial Day weekend playing host to their annual "Spring Dirt Fling." This two-day pulling event is one of the Alumni's main fundraising efforts. Dollars generated this year will not only benefit the Sauk Prairie High School Agriculture Department and FFA Chapter, but 10% of the net proceeds will be given to Relay for Life. "The Alumni is proud of the support we give our local agriculture department," shares Brad Anderson, Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni President "but we also want to give back to the community and are excited to do that with a donation to the local Relay for Life."
This year's "Spring Dirt Fling" action begins with the Tractor and Truck Pull at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 23. This Pull includes Pullers Inc. Super Farm and Hot Farm Tractor classes plus non-point classes like 2-Wheel and 4-Wheel Drive Super Stock Trucks. A second night of pulling on Saturday, May 24 offers more engine revin' excitement as pull participants again take to the track at 7 pm. Both events are held at the FFA Alumni Park located under the eagle water tower in the Prairie du Sac Industrial Park. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and under 6 free. In case of severe weather, a rain date is set for Sunday, May 25.
The "Spring Dirt Fling" is proudly sponsored by Ballweg Family of Dealerships, Sauk Prairie, Middleton and Wausau. For more event details including a complete list of classes, visit the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce website community calendar at www.saukprairie.com or contact Brad Kruchten at (608) 963-7293. The 2008 Pulling Season comes to a close following the Alumni's Fall Truck & Tractor Pull scheduled for Aug. 15 and 16.
The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni helps fund classroom equipment purchases and facility improvement projects, plus a variety of student leadership opportunities throughout the school year and recently awarded $2,400 in scholarships for local seniors pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. Along with funding support, FFA Alumni members serve as educational resources sharing their agricultural expertise as classroom guest speakers, field trip hosts and speaking or judging team coaches. Alumni membership is open to anyone who supports the FFA and agricultural education. For more information, contact Brad Anderson, Alumni president at (608) 445-6057 or Troy Talford, Sauk Prairie Agriculture Instructor at (608) 643-5960.