A pull of support

Published 12:39 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Victoria Fire & Rescue Truck & Tractor Pull, which unfortunately had to pull up the brakes due to heavy rain, is now back to rip the road and garner support for a vital organization in the community.

Victoria Fire & Rescue houses volunteers who often work at all hours to protect people facing house or property fires, or experiencing medical emergencies. The department also recently merged with the Kenbridge Emergency Squad to improve the service of the squad, providing up to 18 hours of paid coverage a day at the squad, Victoria Fire & Rescue Chief Rodney Newton said in a recent report of the rescue squad.

Newton estimates that the tractor pull, one of its most popular fundraisers, has generated a net profit of $25,000 from the two truck and tractor pulls held last year in June and October. The event brings approximately 1,200 spectators from around the region, potentially generating a boost not only for the department but for other area businesses and vendors.

An event that brings family and friends together, that often creates an environment of safe fun while also generating funds for a good cause is an endeavor that should certainly be celebrated.

Like the upcoming July Jubilee set for July 4 in the Town of Kenbridge, it provides a pretty special way to spend an afternoon or evening, and if ripping the road or raising funds for a good cause is your goal, this is not an event to miss.

Emily Hollingsworth is a staff reporter for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is Emily. Hollingsworth@KVDispatch. com.