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New Vienna Tractor Pull Benefits Rural Dyersville Boy

The New Vienna community rallied again this year to support a local family.

Every year for the past several decades, the New Vienna Benefit Tractor Pull chooses a beneficiary to receive the proceeds raised from their event. This year’s beneficiary was 2-year old Braxton Pape. 

Braxton is the son of Austin and Amber Pape of rural Dyersville. He was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma late last year and has been undergoing intense chemotherapy treatments ever since. 

A huge crowd turned out to support Braxton at the tractor pull on Sunday, with a live and silent auction, bake sale and 50-50 raffle also bringing in funds for the Pape family.


photo courtesy of Amy Neuhaus

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