One local man was lucky enough to win a 1953 International Farmall H at this year’s Christian County Fair in Taylorville.
The tractor, donated by Bob Ridings, was able to raise 7400-dollars for the Christian County Fair this year through ticket sales, including assistance from fair board members and this year’s Christian County queen according to Christian County Fair Board President Craig Paulek.
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The winner, Matt Mizeur of Owaneco, happened to be on hand to receive his prize as he is a member of the Owaneco Fire Department as he was assisting with the locally owned truck pull Saturday night at the fair.
Paulek adds that the money raised will be used for projects on the fairgrounds, including a new fence near Spreser Street.
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The tractor has an estimated value of 2500-dollars.