This year's tractor ride is a memorial ride for John Cannon, who served on the Heartland Acres Board of Directors.
The Heartland Acres Tractor Ride is set for Saturday, June 13. Tractors will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Heartland Acres parking lot in Independence, Iowa, on their way to the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum in Waterloo to join in the Grand Opening Celebration. Plans are also set to visit the Winding Creek Meadows senior living center in Jesup at approximately 9:15 a.m. The tractor ride will be going through downtown Waterloo sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. escorted by the Waterloo Police Department.
The 2015 tractor ride is a memorial ride for John Cannon. John served on the Heartland Acres Board of Directors from 2011 until his passing in February. John was an active member and always enjoyed helping out at the museum – especially on tractor rides. He was a John Deere dealer for many years at Cannon Equipment in Rowley, Iowa. John had his own collection of 30 series John Deere tractors and loved to display them at Heartland Acres. Three of the tractors from John’s collection will be on the ride and driven by family members.
Craig Johnson, executive director at Heartland Acres commented, “We’re thrilled plans have worked out this year for our annual tractor ride to be going to Waterloo during My Waterloo Days and to be participating in the Grand Opening of the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum.”