The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club will host its 7th Annual “Memorial Tractor Trek” to benefit Hospice of Aroostook and the Aroostook 'House of Comfort' project.

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This year’s trek will start at 9:00am in Frenchville at the Edwin Pelletier & Sons machine shop on Saturday, July 12th. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The estimated distance for the trek is about 50 miles.

The trek route will make its way from Fort Kent on Rte. 1, with a coffee break at Acadia Federal Credit Union.  The trek will continue on Rte. 1 to Rte. 161 to the Tommy LaChance Farm owned by Edwin Pelletier & Sons Farms. Lunch will be a chicken barbeque at the Farm.  After lunch, the trek will continue travel on Rte. 161 to the Ouellete Road, then onto the Flat Mountain Road to Rte. 162, back to Frenchville.

All donations are greatly accepted and will be given to both Hospice of Aroostook and the 'House of Comfort' Hospice House Project. Donations of $25 in memory of a loved one will also be honored by placing their name on a Memory Board that will be mounted on the body of an antique farm truck that will lead the trek.

The public is invited to participate with their antique tractors, but must be a member of the NMATC for insurance purposes. Memberships will be accepted the day of the trek. Forms are also available on the club website at www.nmatc.org.

For more information please contact Jane Bartlett, Trek Chairperson at 538-9297 or email bartlettfarms@pwless.net.