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Tractor Parade for the Birthday Boy

(New Carlisle) - A simple Facebook post turned into a tractor parade in New Carlisle over the weekend. 

Every mom wants her son to have a great birthday. Sarrah Bonner wanted to have a big party for her little boy Kingston. But she canceled the event for the sake of social distancing. Kingston loves tractors more than anything, so Bonner turned to social media for a little help.


"I just posted on Facebook," she says, "and I was like, 'We had to cancel his party. Could we have a couple of tractors drive by?' And the next thing I know, hundreds of people are sharing the post, and people I don't even know are like, 'I'm coming over; we're driving by!'"


The turnout was a little more than she expected. Ten tractors, one fire truck, one ambulance, two police cruisers, and a bright red hot rod all paraded by around noon on Saturday. The caravan cruised up U.S. 20 near Tulip Road and disappeared on the horizon.


As for Kingston, he climbed into the seat of his birthday present-- a green John Deere ride-on tractor-- and had his own parade in the front yard.



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