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Pulling for those in need
Proceeds from annual tractor pull go to local charities
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Unlimited super stock tractors, like the one above, are one of the pulling classes that will compete Aug. 14-15 in the annual Hillsboro Charity Tractor Pull at Firemens Memorial Park on Hwy. 33. - photo by

The evenings of Aug. 14 and 15 will be the noisiest of the year in Hillsboro, but you won’t find anyone complaining because that noise means much more help is on the way for needy folks throughout the area.

The Hillsboro Charity Tractor Pull, on the Pro Champions Tour, brings excitement, thrills, world class competition, fun, and, yes, money, that will be used exclusively to assist local charities in caring for many of our struggling neighbors.

The Charity Tractor Pull web site outlines the true meaning behind all the effort being extended by so many people.

Under a banner, it states: “We pull our weight to provide for others in need.

“This year we will be hosting another Charity Tractor Pull, thanks to our sponsors, and everyone who has contributed to this event.

“Thanks to your generosity, both locally and nationwide, we have been able to land support for our friends and neighbors experiencing economic hardship.”

When you and your family are screaming and cheering your heads off for your favorite entry next weekend, remember that the bottom line that really counts, regardless of the outcome, is the charitable help that will be extended when all the shouting is over.

But, also, there sure will be plenty of fun for everyone on both nights, beginning at 6 p.m. at Firemen’s Memorial Park. Remember, if you like smoke and noise, this is the place for you.

Pulling classes featured in the competition include lightweight super stock, hot rod semis, mini-rods, and unlimited super stock tractors.

Action will take place on two fast-paced tracks and two grandstands provide plenty of comfortable seating with excellent sight lines.

Admission is $20 per person, per day. And, kids 10 and under are free.

Of course, there will be plenty of beer and food available if you can eat with all the thrilling excitement going on all evening.

For those traveling a distance, there is plenty of lodging in the Hillsboro area, and five acres of camping space are also available. For camping information, contact Matt at 608-553-0793.

For more information on the entire event, go online to

And, above all, remember that the real winners both nights will be your friends and neighbors who are in serious need of a helping hand.