Minnesota Farmer’s Combine Becomes Candy Dispenser at Parades
Every summer Minnesota corn and soybean farmer Tom Konz turns his old combine into a candy dispenser. When he purchased this old combine his plan wasn't to turn it into a candy dispenser, that idea came later.
KARE 11's Boyd Huppert writes, "Tom can’t remember when or why inspiration struck, but he knew he was onto something the first time he pulled the lever on his grain auger and Tootsie Rolls and lollipops streamed up and out."
Tom now brings his combine to parades over the summer. People usually look at the combine wondering what's going to happen. Then he pulls the lever and everyone goes nuts! People are running around trying to catch as much candy as possible. But Boyd Huppert writes, “'I think I’m smiling more than the kids,” Tom laughs, as he lumbers through the St. Boniface Church parade.'"
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