The Dysart Lions Club hosted lunch in the park for the Tractor Cruise USA group on May 25. The Dysart Lions Club provided their famous giant tenderloin dinners to the tractor group.
The 35 people in the group rode a total of 74 miles, starting in Waterloo and making their way to Washburn, the Dysart Park, Bellinger Acreage west of Dysart, Traer, Hudson, Cedar Falls and back to Waterloo.
The group has a lot of fun with cruises that last from one day up to a week long, often traveling to other states. There were a total of 21 tractors, with some husband & wife teams along with riders on a cart. The participants included the Dean Bellinger family from Dysart and others from Grand Mound, DeWitt, Marion, Central City, Raymond, Cedar Rapids, Walcott, Stockton, Washburn and Anamosa.
At top, tractors are lined up throughout Dysart during the Tractor Cruise on May 25, which spanned 74 miles. Right, Dysart residents Steve and Nathan Rice watch as the Tractor Cruise USA group leaves town after the tenderloin dinner sponsored by the Dysart Lions Club.
Information packets were handed out to the riders promoting the Dysart Development Corporation's 10th annual Old Iron Days to be held July 27 and 28, as well as Harold Langbehn's upcoming John Deere auction to be held in September.