The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Iesha Toft
S-N Contributor 

Tractor pulls return to Royal

Royal Fun Days canceled, but pulls tug on


July 23, 2020


Avery Metcalf, 12, of Dickens, smiles atop her tractor #160 entitled "Go or Blow" on Sunday afternoon in the Stock Altered class at the Royal tractor pulls.

COVID-19 has struck a blow to many rural events and Royal Fun Days was no exception. This past weekend was supposed to mark the town's 7th annual celebration.

Typically, the Fun Days Committee along with the support of local businesses, organizations, raffles and other fundraising efforts combine to put on a three-day weekend of family fun. From softball tournaments, BINGO, kid's inflatables and costume parades to community meals, horseshoe tournaments, a street dance with live music and more, Royal Fun Days truly has always offered something for everyone.

This year the committee made the...

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