HOMETOWN EVENT: Plow Day entertains, benefits community

SOUTH WHITLEY — A hometown event that began in 2006 with 800 people will return for its seventh year.The 7th Annual Plow Day and Benefit will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., south of South Whitley on Ind. 5 at 9621 S. 350 W.Hosted by Roy and Mary Rubrake, Dan and Deb Michel and Stoner and Marta Harshbarger, the event will center around plowing fields.“It’s been two years since the community joined together for relaxing day in the country,” said event planners. “The last plow day had approximately 1,500 in attendance. The events have grown and the visitors have enjoyed being part of this family affair.”In addition to tractor, horse and garden-tractor plowing, the festivities will include wagon rides, children’s games, pony rides, pony pull, bake sale, demonstrations, tastings and crafts.Plow Day is not just for entertainment, but for benefiting the community as well. The majority of the proceeds collected from the event will go to the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.