The fifth annual Scott Skalitzky Memorial Fundraiser will be held again to help area students continue their education.
The annual event will be split in two parts, with the Tractor Ride being held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at noon at N8733 County O, Waterloo. Upon returning from the ride, a complete barbeque dinner will be served. For the children, a hot dog plate will also be available.
An auction, raffles and door prizes will follow that evening.
The tractor ride will be lead by Scott's restored 1951 Farmall H. The ride will be about 25 miles in length. The tractor entry fee is $20 and will include the bar-b-que dinner.
A donation for the wagon ride would be appreciated, but there will be limited space.
The Plow Day will be Saturday, Oct. 26, with the rain date on Oct. 27. The day will start at 10 a.m. with tractors, plowing, picking and husking corn with antique machinery.
This year the Ixonia Vintage Tractor Club will also be joining in the event, with a horse-drawn wagon taking spectators to the fields to watch the demonstrations. A barbeque lunch will be available all day.
Anyone wanting to make a dinner reservation or information about the tractor ride or plow day may contact Gary Skalitzky at 920-988-6299 or Kyle Joas at 920-960-3217.
Scott Skalitzky was raised on a farm in Waterloo and was a member of the Rock Lake Troops 4-H Club and the Waterloo FFA. He went on to graduate from Madison College with a degree in diesel and ag mechanics.
He worked for Frohling Implement in Watertown and F & W and Hanley Implement in Sun Prairie, finishing his career as Plant Manager at WM at Johnson Creek.
He was an avid sportsman and hunter.
Scott lost his battle to cancer on Oct. 2, 2008. This scholarship was established by his family and friends to help area students in Jefferson, Dane, Dodge and Waukesha counties continue their education in agriculture, mechanics, natural resources and special emphasis- medical.
To date, 31 awards have been given out to area youth.
The 2013 high school recipients are: Alexia Rosceizewski, Palmyra-Eagle; Jennifer Michel, Lake Mills; Janelle Remington, Dodgeland; Heather Kjendlie, Fort Atkinson; and Daniel Tokarski, Oconomowoc.