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Graves Co. Truck Pullers' 8th annual event draws crowd, helps school children in need

"Green Fever Too" shifts into gear. (Photos: Paul Schaumburg/Graves County Schools) "Green Fever Too" shifts into gear. (Photos: Paul Schaumburg/Graves County Schools)
"Still Spending Daddy's Money" tackles the track in competition. (Source: Paul Schaumburg/Graves County Schools) "Still Spending Daddy's Money" tackles the track in competition. (Source: Paul Schaumburg/Graves County Schools)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Graves County Truck Pullers Association hosted its eighth annual truck and tractor pull Saturday night, Aug. 15, at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds.

A large crowd and numerous competitors participated in the event. Friends Larry Wooley, Ricky Wilson, Kenny Wiggins and Kenneth Wiggins originated and continue to lead it.

Each year, all proceeds go to provide Christmas assistance to students in need in the Mayfield and Graves County schools.

Numerous sponsors partner with the group with financial support to present the event.

Competition includes 2-wheel drive trucks, light super stock tractors, diesel 4X4s, super farm tractors, pro street 4X4s, pro stock 4X4s, and open 4X4s.

Both the Ken/Ten Truck and Tractor Pullers and National Tractor Pullers Association sanction the competition.

Historically, organizers announced the total of funds raised and present checks to the Mayfield and Graves County school boards each fall.

Family resource and youth services centers of the individual schools rotate working concession stands and benefiting from profits for food and soft drinks as well.

Starting the event by singing the National Anthem were Graves County Middle School eighth grader Brooke Fralicx, Graves High graduate Elizabeth Wiggins and GCHS junior Emily Wiggins. 

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