In Paducah, the city rallied behind the event after the loss of founding sponsor USEC. In Lexington, the move from a morning to an evening event brought out that event's largest crowd and resulted in a fundraising record as the two events combined to raise more than $53,000.
The Paducah Big Brown Truck Pull saw 30 teams take the rope, with new teams dominating the division and fundraising prizes. The teams combined to raise $35,000 for Special Olympics.
The Lexington Big Brown Truck Pull held its first night event and saw several additions to what ended up being a crowded Family Fun Zone. In addition to free ice cream from Blue Bell and food and drinks available outside the Beaumont Centre Texas Roadhouse, the night ended with a concert by Harlan native and Nashville recording artist Eldon Huff. The result was an event-record $28,000 raised.
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For more information about how your company or community organization can get involved in the 2015 Big Brown Truck Pulls, contact Julie Goodpaster (Lexington) at 800-633-7403 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Candace Thompson (Paducah) at 502-326-5002 or via e-mail at email@example.com.