After a year where all raffles, FFA events, and community events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gustine FFA Chapter was delighted to announce that the show was back!
Gustine FFA organized its annual truck and tractor pulls in collaboration with the Valley Tractor Pullers Association on September 18th.
The Gustine FFA truck and tractor pulls are the largest pulls hosted by FFA. This year, it was the 36th year that Gustine FFA hosted this event. The event, which is a fundraiser for Gustine FFA, started in 1983 as a contest to see who had the best tractor in town, and has now become a Gustine tradition.
Usually the event is held on July 3, in part with the city’s July 4 celebration. This year we had to move the date to September 18 due to Covid-19.
In the week before the truck and tractor left, Frank Azevedo and Robert Borba prepared the trail by spraying water and breaking up the ground.
All spectators were greeted by the newly elected leaders, handed out a sponsorship book containing advertisements from our generous donors and asked if they would like to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets.
During the loud noises and thick smoke, spectators were able to purchase refreshments at the Ag Boosters stand, ranging from linguica sandwiches, hot dogs, sweets and drinks.
The directors of the Gustine FFA section would like to thank all the sponsors, spectators, shooters and the Valley Pullers Association for allowing us to organize such a successful event.