|A Few More Combines Needed|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:45|
The organizers of Harvest For Kids Saskatchewan believe they have a good shot at breaking the world combine record on Saturday.
The goal is to have more than 208 combines harvesting simultaneously on the same field about 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon.
Wendell Andres says about 185 combines are registered and more calls are coming daily.
"They are really coming from all over the Sask Valley, on both sides of the river. I know some are going to be coming across the ferry. Some are going to be driving across the different bridges, the Petrofka and Borden. Farmers are getting excited about this event. They realize it is a once in a lifetime kind of thing."
The field of oats was swathed on Monday.
"We had six swathers going out there. On the one mile, we have 30-foot swaths and then coming back on the far side we have 25-foot swaths and even a few smaller ones for the older combines that are going to show up."
The combining will begin at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The public is also invited to some family activities that will run from 10am to 1:45pm. This includes pony rides, a mini-carnival, climbing walls, sumo suits, old-time harvest demonstrations, a barbecque lunch, pie and coffee. All of the activities are free. Food and merchandise are available on site for cash purchase.
All money raised will go to send kids to camp in developing countries.
The field is located 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon on Highway 12 . . . and about six kilometres west of the Barn Playhouse.
If you are interested in registering a combine, go to www.harvestforkids.com or call Wendell Andres at 222-3002.