For four years now, the folks in tiny Footville, WI (pop. 808) and surrounding towns have held an end of summer tractor parade to help raise diabetes awareness and raise money for a cure. This year the parade had over 80 tractors and rambled along back country roads for over 30 miles.
The parade is the brainchild of Ed Cook who has two grandchildren with diabetes. Part of the popularity of the event is that rural Wisconsin has many people whose lives have unfortunately been touched by diabetes. There were over 100 participants on the parade, not including spectators.
A town party capped off the event. While the towns may be small, they did raise over $8,000 to be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
So, folks, if you live in a small town, don’t think you can’t have a big impact on the fight against diabetes. Think Big, Act Small!
To read more about this great event, check out the Gazette Extra.