Murray Tractor Pull donates $8,500 to Ronald McDonald House

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 September 2023 at 3:37 pm

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MURRAY – The Christ family in Holley and a team of volunteers that put on the Murray Tractor Pull present a ceremonial check for $8,500 to the Ronald McDonald House.

Tractor Pull organizers and volunteers presented the check to Carolyn Birrittella, vice president of development and communications for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.

The Tractor POull returned after a four-year absence on July 22. There were nearly 1,600 in paid attendance for the event, that features high-powered tractors, semi trucks and other vehicles pulling a 40,000-pound sled.

The Christ family developed the tractor pull venue on Groth Road about 30 years ago.

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Scott Christ, the lead organizer for the event and also one of the competitors, said he is very thankful for the big turnout for the tractor pull and the many people who gave extra donations for the cause.

“Everything went over very well,” Christ said today. “Hats off to all of the volunteers.”

The Ronald McDonald House is a blessing to many families who have children with a very serious illness. It provides a place to stay and other support for families who need to travel for medical care.

Christ said the tractor pull will be back next year in July.