Thank you to the participants, the people and the businesses of Sedalia, Pettis and Benton Counties, and all others who supported the Ninth Annual Sedalia Sunrise Optimist Tractor Cruise. Our club could not have held this event without your participation, support, and contributions. The cruise was very successful and the weather superb!
The drivers and the drivers’ families and friends came to the two-day event from throughout Missouri. They were quite complimentary of the reception they received from the people and businesses here in Sedalia and the communities on our routes. A special thank you to the Ionia Emmanuel Lutheran Church ladies and other members who cooked and served a fantastic luncheon on Saturday! Thank you for helping make them feel so welcome that they want to return again next year.
Thank you to everyone who exhibited kindness, assistance, and support to our attendees. To those who were tolerant and patient during the traffic stops as the tractors crossed streets and highways and to those who may have had their travel times lengthened due to our slow moving vehicles, thank you!
Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that contributed products, prizes, in-kind services or time to the Cruise. Space does not allow for listing all of those contributing, but you were recognized throughout the Cruise and during the door prize drawing. The assistance of the Sedalia Police Department, Pettis and Benton County Sheriff’s Departments, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pettis County EMA, Sedalia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and “mule” drivers was greatly appreciated. The media coverage from newspapers was exceptional. To anyone who helped or supported the Cruise in any way, thank you!
Sedalia Sunrise Optimist Club could not have succeeded in this endeavor without such wonderful support. We look forward to working with you again next year for an even bigger and better Tractor Cruise!
Sedalia Sunrise Optimist Club