A SUCCESSFUL tractor run, car boot sale and dog show was held on September 20th at the Corbet.

There were 37 tractors there in total which took part in a road run into Banbridge which was approximately eight miles long.

There was judging of tractors at the event and prizes were awarded as follows:

Best restored tractor - 1st, Chris Malone (35 plus multi power); 2nd, Nevan Brown (T20 Ferguson TVO/petrol).

Oldest tractor - 1st, Ernie McBride (T20 Ferguson TVO/petrol); 2nd, Kyle McDowell (T209 Ferguson TVO/petrol).

Most in need of restoration - 1st, William McCracken (Fordson super major).

The tractor judging was done by David Graham, a tractor restoration expert from Dromore, in Co.Tyrone. All tractor owners got a cup and medal for taking part.

The dog show was well supported with an entry of 17 dogs. Judging was taken over six classes and cups and trophies were presented to the winners in each class. All competitors got a rosette and certificate for attendance at the dog show. The judge was Tracy Johnston from Rathfriland.

There was a large turnout at the car boot sale.

The organisers would like to thank David Graham (tractor judge), Tracy Johnston (dog show judge) and all people who supported the day by coming along with tractors, cars and dogs.

Special thanks go to the people who gave generous donations - Hugh Mayne of H Mayne Tractors, Corbet, Banbridge, David Graham of David Graham Tractors Restoration, Dromore, Co.Tyrone.Thanks also to the gentleman who donated a decorated cake, Richard Ruddell, of Country Corner, Banbridge.

Special thanks go to the ladies who did the catering on the day and everyone who took part behind the scenes to make the event such a success.

The proceeds of the event to date amount to 975 which will go to the Southern Area Hospice, Newry.