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The Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers are hosting a benefit April 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds in honor of William Tackett, who died in a car accident last year when he was 26 years old, and his son Braydon, who died two months later.
Proceeds from the event will go to help erect tombstones on their graves.
Lisa Stewart, William’s mother and Braydon’s grandmother, arranged for a nice funeral service and burial for her babies and has only recently been able to pay off those expenses.
She is now saving to put headstones at the graves of her babies but the markers will not go up until they are paid off. Organizers are looking to raise about $2,500, which will cover the expenses.
Registration for the street class will start at 4 p.m. and the street-class tug will begin at 4:30 p.m. The entry fee for the street class is $20 with a split pot to the winner of that class and the monument fund. The 6,000-pound class will start at 6 p.m. followed by the two-wheel drive class, and then the 4,000-pound class.
Gate admission will be $7 with kids 5 or under free. Concessions will be served as well.
If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, you can send it to: Searcy Monuments, 180 Louden Rd., Carrollton, Ky., 41008 and write William Tackett in the memo box.