The Leon United Methodist Church sponsored a blessing of the tractors, farmers, and fields on Saturday at the Gail Goodell farm near Prophetstown.
Pastor Jan Shaulis presided over the blessing that was attended by about fifty family and friends of Gail Goodell, whose memory was honored at the event.
A potluck lunch was held, but the tractor ride that was to be part of the activities was cancelled due to rain.
Many of the farmers who attended commiserated about their struggle to plant crops this spring, but took solace in the blessing delivered by Pastor Shaulis.
Goodell was know for his collection of antique tractors and participating in tractor rides around the country. He passed away in April.