Gator Rally generates over $37K for local groups

The grand total fundraising amount for the PrairieLand Partners John Deere Gator Rally? Over $37,000.

PrairieLand Partners John Deere has used the Gator Rally to raise money for local charities or civic groups for three years now. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been involved this year and last as a beneficiary. Director Andrea Landgren was ecstatic with the overall total.

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Also benefiting this year will be the Emporia Senior Center and CALM, a new placement agency for foster children.

Last year's Gator Rally raised around $18,000, which was split between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the David Traylor Zoo.

A check presentation is tentatively scheduled for 10 am Thursday at PrairieLand Partners John Deere.