HENSLEY TOWNSHIP — Farmers may pray for rain or sunshine on any given day, but it’s not often they bless their equipment.
Reverend Megan Thompson, of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, says she was inspired by traditional blessings on boats and fishermen to extend the practice to those who sow and harvest food.
Tractors, seeds, plants and other tools and supplies were blessed while local farmers and gardeners were treated to a free lunch.
Organizers say the first event was such a success, they hope to make the tractor blessing an annual tradition.