Praise for Loughbrickland tractor run

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Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt MLA, local MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and Councillor Glenn Barr have praised the organisers and entrants at Saturday’s successful tractor run in Loughbrickland.

The event, which attracted a fantastic 121 entrants, took place from the Sir Henry Wilson Memorial Hall, Loughbrickland.

“To get over 120 people taking part in a tractor run in early January is a fantastic achievement and it was a wonderful sight to see them all lined up in the village - tractors of all shapes, models and sizes,” said Mrs Dobson.

“Through their new Hall Loughbrickland District are making a massive difference and contribution to the village and I commend them all for their hard work and effort.

“Well done to everyone who helped out in any way to make the run such a success-whether it was the marshalling, the lunch or registration it was wonderful to see that everything went so well!”

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt MLA said: “I never fail to be amazed at the generosity of spirit of the farming community, but on this occasion, they surpassed themselves.

“To double the number of tractors that were anticipated and pass the hundred mark is quite something.

“I thank them all and congratulate Loughbrickland Orange Hall and its supporters for the constant hard work they do in the village and to everyone who took part to make it such a successful occasion.I look forward to supporting them again in the near future.”

Councillor Glenn Barr added: “It was fantastic to see Loughbrickland Orange Hall being the focal point for what is yet another successful event in the village. I send my hearty congratulations to all involved.”

See next week’s Leader for a photo special from the event.