MOUNT VERNON — Members of the Mount Vernon FFA recently participated in breaking the Guinness world record for the “World’s Largest Parade of Pickup Trucks.”
Held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Aug. 3, the event was conducted to honor rural America, to celebrate the “Year of the Farmer” as well as the national FFA. It also served to officially launch RURAL RADIO on Sirius XM Channel 80.
Participants from 30 states gathered in a parade of 386 pickup trucks to beat the previous world record of about 270. Those from Mount Vernon were FFA members Ryan Ebright, Caleb Hickman and Cody Rayburn, and club advisor Brian Breece. They met at 4 a.m., drove to the track for the parade and got home about 9 the same night.
“It was a neat experience,” Breece said. “RFD TV sponsored it, because they are big supporters of agriculture and FFA. It was great to see the Indy 500 track and to drive on it, too. ... After the parade, the kids got to tour the museum, which was nice.”
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