Graves County Pullers: 12 facts, 12 words each, for the 12th year

1. Pullers include Larry Wooley, Kenny Wiggins, Kenneth Wiggins, and Ricky Wilson.

2. In 2008, they wanted to host a truck and tractor pull.

3. So, they chose the school districts’ students as the event’s beneficiaries. 

4. It’s at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds, on Ky. Highway 121 Bypass. 

5. This year’s first pull starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. 

6. Dozens of competitors enter in various categories from a wide region.

7. Gate receipts and concession stand proceeds benefit the Community Christmas Connection.

8. Mayfield and Graves schools’ family resource, Graves youth services centers benefit. 

9. Having raised $330,000 altogether, after expenses, proceeds average $30,000 per year.

10. The Community Christmas Connection helps families in need to celebrate Christmas.

11. Parents earn shopping points by learning parenting skills and family budgeting.

12. Admission: $10 for those ages 13/older, $5 ages 6-12, free for 5/younger.

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