Director of Development at the Eden Foundation Earl Reimer
Organized by the Eden Foundation, the tenth annual Visit The Villages Tractor Trek traveled through sseveral communities throughout the Pembina Valley Saturday during a record setting event. Over sixty tractors, forty years or older, participated raising more than $53,000 in the process.
Eden Health Care Services CEO Analyn Einarson says events like these are very important for those dealing with mental illness.
Einarson explains it shows people struggling with mental illness, the community is there for them, and others understand what they’re going through and support them.
“This is a community at it’s best. You have those sponsors, you have all these friends and families that come to watch. The most important is the gentlemen driving their tractors. There’s actually a few of them here that have done this every year for the past ten years.”
Director of Development at Eden Foundation, Earl Reimer, says the event all began in the mind of Armin Ens.
The event included the ‘Tractor Olympics’, and a breakfast, lunch, and supper, with many people volunteering to make the event work.
“The actual execution of the plan lies with the volunteers, and they’re the ones who really made the whole day happen so well,” says Reimer. ” So we really can’t say ‘Thank You’ enough, to these people who helped create that.”
The tractors traveled from Reinland, to the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum, to compete in the Tractor Olympics.
Over the past nine years the Trek has raised over $500,000 to support Eden Health Care Services.
To see a gallery of pictures of the days events, click HERE.
Re-Posted with permission from PembinaValleyOnline.com.