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Combines, dust mark Banks Bar-B-Que
A crowd of 6,000 raises funds for park during annual event
It was a perfect weekend for the annual Banks Bar-B-Que: No rain, not too hot, and no wild breezes to send the dust flying.
The task of raising dust clouds was left to the many drivers who entertained the crowd at Sunset Park Speedway by pulling a weighted sled as far as they could in their truck or tractor or engaged in a truck tug-of-war, in which two vehicles try to overpower each other.
Organizers estimated that approximately 6,000 people attended the Bar-B-Que. The annual event, now in its 69th year, helps to raise funds for maintenance, operations and enhancements at Banks Sunset Park, a private park funded by park activities.
The highlight of the weekend, and the community festivals final event, was the Combine Destruction Derby. On Sunday, Cole Duyck of Banks captured the Golden Wrench award as he took first place in the demo derby while driving his Duyck Dynasty combine. Duyck won last years competition as well.
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