by Sue Serdinak
Lawn tractors are workhorse machines in many Richfield neighborhoods with large lawns. Tim and Coco Karpen decided to have fun with the tractors and invited everyone in their Gelding Lane neighborhood to a tractor race on Thanksgiving morning.
Tim said that he grew up in Bath where, as a child, his family participated in a tractor race in their neighborhood. Now that he has two young children, five-year-old Everett and three-year-old Beau, he wanted to bring the fun to Gelding Lane.
“My kids love tractors, so I decided that this year, instead of loading up the trailer and tractors and hauling them to Bath, I’d just host our own race and start a tradition in our little neighborhood.”
They offered donuts, cider and coffee to the attendees. Twelve tractors were entered in the race but over 30 people enjoyed watching. Niko Moeller was the winner of the race.
“[The race] was a good excuse to get our closely-knit group of neighbors together and share warm conversation and fun for the kids on Thanksgiving morning,” said Tim, who plans to continue the race every year. ∞
Niko Moeller received a trophy for winning the Gelding Lane Tractor Race. Photo by L. Corsi.
Photo (main/above): Tom Karpen (standing) organized a tractor race for the families in the Gelding Lane neighborhood. Photo by L. Corsi.