|Sask Farmers Hope to Set New Combine Record|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Friday, 05 October 2012 16:22|
It will be an event people will remember for a very long time.
On Saturday afternoon, farmers will attempt to set a new world record for most combines harvesting on a single field.
The current mark of 208 was set a few weeks ago in Ireland, but Harvest for Kids spokesman Derek Unrau believes that mark will be broken on a field north of Saskatoon.
"It brings so many farmers together. These farmers are in many different areas and communities. Some are coming a great distance to make this happen."
There will be all types of combines participating. Some are vintage models from the 1950's and others are brand new machines.
Proceeds from the oat crop, as well as food and merchandise sales will go to send kids to camp in developing countries. There will also be a benefit concert Saturday evening at the Forest Grove Church featuring well-known country music group High Valley. It costs $5 dollars to send a child to camp and the goal is to give 50,000 kids that opportunity.
The Harvest for Kids world record harvest celebration is being held 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon on Highway 12 and six kilometres west of the Barn Playhouse.
Free family activities begin at 10am. They include pony rides, climbing walls, sumo suits, a mini-carnival, old time harvest demonstration and food concessions.
The combines will roll towards the world record at 2pm.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:52|