For the third year, the Echoes of the Past took to the country roads of Kosciusko and Fulton counties to honor Kurt Miller.
Twenty-five tractors, including club and non-club members, were on hand to participate in the 20-mile tractor drive, according to a provided news release. Drivers from as far away as Lucerne came to support the Millers in honoring their son, along with the club.
Fathers, sons and grandsons all shared navigation duties. Uncles and nephews took turns piloting tractors during the 20 miles of the drive. Riders were able to ride the club tram and enjoy the scenic drive through the country.
Engines fired up at 9:30 a.m. and headed northwest toward Mentone where the drivers were met by supporters waving and cheering as they navigated their way through downtown. Following a stop at Craig Welding, the drive made its way back to the starting point of Kurt’s childhood home for a lunch and Igloo ice cream. The drive was able to generate $1,458 for the Kurt Miller Memorial Fund. For more information on the fund, check with the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The date for next year’s drive will be Sept. 9.
To check out the schedule of events, The Echoes of the Past can be found on Facebook or at www.theechoesofthepast.com.