By Mike Barnhardt
It’s big, really big.
Fifteen feet long and 13 feet tall, it is powered by a Chevrolet 396 V-8 engine.
It’s a shopping cart, built to promote North Carolina agriculture and it will be in Mocksville on Saturday, July 7 for the annual Piedmont Antique Power Association July 4th Tractor Parade and Show.
The parade will begin at the Masonic Picnic Grounds off North Main Street in Mocksville at 10 a.m. It wind through Rich Park, and then head down North Main Street to downtown, turning onto Depot Street.
Leading the parade will be Davie County’s oldest living World War II veteran, Bill Angell, 97, a lifetime farmer. The parade is expected to include more than 100 antique tractors of all varieties.
But back to that shopping cart.
“Finally, there’s a grocery cart big enough to hold all the delicious food we produce in North Carolina,” said Steve Troxler, agriculture commissioner. “It’s like a monster truck for groceries.”
Eddie Leagans told county commissioners last month about ...